2007 Rancho Arroyo Grande Mourvèdre
Named as one of Matt Kramer's "Wines of Year" in the December 2010 issue of Wine Spectator.
Limited Release, limit 2 per customer. $60/bottle
“…one of the better Mourvèdres in California. Dry and softly tannic, it offers comforting and complex flavors of berries, cherries, cocoa, pepper and cedar, with exotic notes of roasted coconut, tamari‐sautéed wild mushrooms and balsamic… ” - Wine Enthusiast August 2009
10 days on skins, pressed to barrel to complete
September 2, 2008
The nose on our 2007 Mourvèdre is wonderfully earthy with notes of sage, cedar, forest floor, prunes, Eucalyptus. The wine has a soft tannin structure with very nice acidity and mid-palate flavors of sandalwood, black and red fruits and fresh mushrooms, and finishes slow, long and rich.
90 points - Wine Enthusiast, August 2009.
90 points - International Wine Cellars 2009.
Critics Platinum - 2009 Critics Challenge.
Gold Medal - 2009 Long Beach Grand Cru.
Dry farmed, head-trained. 100% hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed.
Only 125 cases produced.
“It’s rare to see varietal Mourvèdre (a Rhône grape), but this spicy, complex wine has star power.” - Leslie Sbrocco, Epicurious.com 2009