(Library) MOURVÈDRE 2019 Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

$ 67.00

Tasting Notes: Aromas are crushed cherry, currant, earthy dried leaves and juicy fruit. Bright composed flavors of bing cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, plum, black olive, cocoa, meat drippings, star anise, thyme, black tea.
The Grape: Mourvèdre (moe-vehd) is a classic Rhône grape that produces nice medium to full bodied wines with a aavory, meaty character. Often used in blends to add earthy complexity. Late to bud and late to ripen. 

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 73 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.