2015 Late Harvest Mourvèdre

$36
Club Price: $28.80

This vineyard has always shown intense concentration of flavors due, in part, to the miniscule yields we receive. Tobacco, plum, and eucalyptus-mint dominate this wine with plenty of flesh and a firm balanced structure of acid and fine-grained tannins.

100-year-old Oakley vineyards are dry-farmed and head-pruned as they were a century ago. Hot sun, sandy soil, and cool evening air from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers produce a stunning, concentrated harvest. The Big Break vineyard was chosen for this wine, for the light crop of grapes that ripened and dehydrated.

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Natural yeast was used for complexity. Three weeks of fermentation, then stored in 30% new French oak barrels, allowing the fruit flavors show through without being masked by the oak.

Vintage
2015
Wine Type
Dessert Wine / Port
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Appellation
Contra Costa County
Harvest Date
September 29
Acid
.77g/100ml
pH
3.94
Alcohol %
12

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Characters of berry and cedar with the delightful tones of vanilla and candied chocolate one expects from Mourvèdre.