MOURVÈDRE 2018 Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
The Vineyard: Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, on the southeast-facing hillsides near the winery. This tiny vineyard is composed of rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil. In this soil the vines have low vigor and produce limited amounts of grapes with distinctive, full and classic varietal character. Lush without being overbearing. This block of the vineyard abuts the tasting room.
The Wine: 100% Estate Mourvèdre grapes. Classic precise Mourvèdre character of dark red fruits with savory earthiness. Drink now to 2029. Only 78 cases produced.
Serve with: mushrooms with wild rice, cheesy grits, dal, duck breast with green lentils, chicken vindaloo, grilled cumin spiced eggplant with couscous, mesquite charred lamb, slow smoked pork short ribs, roast rabbit, dishes spiced with soy sauce or black pepper.