2014 Mourvèdre

$35.00

The nose of this Mourvedre is earth and spice, almost brambly in character. On the palate, strawberry tones and a dustiness are reminiscent of an ancient wine cave. And yes, as always there is pepper, more subtle but certain to grow in character as it ages in the bottle.

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Description

One of a number of warm vintages, the 2014 harvest gave us everything the Mourvèdre grape has promised in the past. The nose is earth and spice, almost brambly in character. On the palate, strawberry tones and a dustiness reminiscent of an ancient wine cave. And yes, as always there is pepper, more subtle but certain to grow in character as it ages in the bottle.

BLEND: 100% Mourvèdre

APPELLATION: Horse Heaven Hills

VINEYARDS: McKinley Springs

CASES MADE: 225

ALCOHOL: 14.9%

Vineyard

McKinley Springs: Deep in the Horse Heaven Hills, McKinley Springs was first planted in wine grapes in 1995, where the Andrews Family has been farming for 3 generations. The soils are deep sandy loams on top of broken basalt and are very well suited to the heat loving Rhone varietal grapes. Robert Ramsay Cellars has been working with Rob Andrews and McKinley Springs since before 2005, where we source Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.

Food Pairings

Like many of our wines Mourvedre loves food. Most notably it loves red meat and goes wonderfully with your favorite steak. Because of its spice profile and medium body, it pairs well with many other dishes from things on the lighter side such as salmon and fresh vegetable pasta, to rich brown sauces and heavier meats. It is extremely versatile and will stand up to foods that many wines struggle with.

Tasting Notes

One of a number of warm vintages, the 2014 harvest gave us everything the Mourvèdre grape has promised in the past. The nose is earth and spice, almost brambly in character. On the palate, strawberry tones and a dustiness reminiscent of an ancient wine cave. And yes, as always there is pepper, more subtle but certain to grow in character as it ages in the bottle.