Mourvedre

Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominación de origens of Spain, California and Washington State and the Australian regions of South Australia and New South Wales. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" blends where it is blended with Grenache and Syrah. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines. Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol. The style of wine produced from the grapes varies greatly according to where it is produced, but according to wine expert Jancis Robinson Mourvèdre wines often have wild game and/or earthy notes to them, with soft red fruit flavors. According to wine expert Oz Clarke, young Mourvèdre can come across as faulted due to the reductive, sulfur notes and "farmyard-y" flavors that some wines can exhibit before those flavors mellow with age. The variety can be a difficult grape to grow, preferring "its face in the hot sun and its feet in the water" meaning that it needs very warm weather, a low leaf-to-fruit ratio but adequate water or irrigation to produce intensely flavored fruit that is not overly jammy or herbaceous. The vines' susceptibility to many viticultural hazards such as powdery and downy mildew as well as overly vigorous foliage can present additional problems for vine growers.


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Alta Colina 2013 Mourvedre "Sun Worshipper" Estate - Paso Robles

Alta Colina 2013 Mourvedre "Sun Worshipper" Estate - Paso Robles

Alta Colina 2013 Mourvedre "Sun Worshipper" Estate - Paso Robles Winemakers Notes : "Debut vintage of our Estate Mourvèdre blend.  Mourvèdre is a variety we’ve wanted to highlight for years and we are thrilled with the result.  Our latest ripening variety, this grape spends most of its time in the background as one of the three classes components of our GSM blend.  After years of farming and...
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Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend

Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend

Bedrock Evangelho 2014 Heritage Red Blend        Own-rooted on forty foot deep banks of beach sand alongside the Sacramento River Delta, Evangelho is a totally unique site. Planted in the 1890’s the vineyard is viticultural survivor- wedged between a PG and E plant, a Burger King, and a motel that rents rooms by the hour. A field-blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, and others the wines are fresh, bright, and...
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Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

The Story : A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set out to plant what has...
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Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

  Galloni 93 Points : “A powerful, explosive wine, Helen Keplinger's 2014 Lithic boasts notable power, yet all of that intensity has been achieved while maintaining a considerable amount of energy and delineation.”     Helen Keplinger notes : “The 2014 Lithic is a blend of 32% Grenache, 36% Mourvedre, and 32% Syrah – all coming from Ann Kraemer’s incredible Shake Ridge Vineyard, which is...
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Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 The Banshee GSM Paso Robles   Winery Notes: 100% TORRIN VINEYARD. 48% Syrah / 32% Grenache / 20% Mourvedre   The 2013 Banshee is a fantastic example of a wine that manages to successfully walk the line between power and grace.  The texture and length of this wine are incredible and how the savory and earthy backbone complexes the rich dark blue and black fruits is a thing of beauty.  While the majority of the...
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