The 2020 ANDREMILY WHITE Cuvee’ is a blend composed of 41% Roussanne, 36% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier, and 8% Marsanne. The fruit sources for this showstopper are Stolpman, Duvarita, Slide Hill, and Zotavich Vineyards. Each lot was produced via long barrel fermentation and enjoyed 18 months of rest before bottling. The 2020 Andremily White Cuvee is an enticing philter, offering a heady bouquet of white blossoms, honeysuckle, peaches, and the wet stony minerality of a cool climate Chardonnay coupled with the rich oily texture of the rarest of Rhone whites. The 2020 Andremily white is rich and decadent in the mouth, while still showing plenty of acidity to remain refreshing and bright. This is certainly a wine you will have to try to believe.
The 2019 Andremily G2 Syrah, made up of 88% Syrah, and 12% Mourvedre. This Beauty was 55% whole cluster fermented and aged in 60% New French Barrique and 600L Demi-Muid. In the glass the 2019 Andremily G2 offers plenty of the expected G2 stylings with just enough of an Andremily Signature to make it dangerous. Offering a rich full texture, heaps of Boysenberry, Blueberry compote, white pepper, and flowers. With ample tannin, and great natural acidity the G2 Syrah will enjoy a generous drinking window.
The 2019 is an enticing blend of 61% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache and is finished off with a splash of Viognier. The 2019 jumps from the glass offering loads of rich ripe blackberries, violets, charcuterie, pepper, and olive notes, possessing a rich full texture, super fine tannins, and a finish that goes on and on. This wine begs to be enjoyed now, but will certainly reward those who wait, as this beaty has just begun to show her true potential.
The 2018 Andremily EABA is a hauntingly delicious blend of 59% Syrah, from Bien Nacido & Harrison-Clarke Vineyards, paired with 23% Mourvedre, and 15% Grenache, from Alta Mesa & Larner Vineyards, and finished off with a splash of Viognier for good measure. The 2018 Andremily EABA was 60% whole cluster fermented and brought up in 50% new French oak. This beauty leaps from the glass offering a heady bouquet of black and blue fruits, white pepper, and herbs de provence. Possessing a slightly fuller texture than its older sibling, while still retaining plenty of lift. The 2018 Andremily EABA is an extraordinarily delicious wine, that is certain to find itself on the list of our very best ever. You do not want to miss this beauty!
The 2017 Andremily EABA is fashioned from 58% Syrah, predominately from Bien Nacido and Harrison-Clarke Vineyards, coupled with 28% Mourvedre from Alta Mesa Vineyard, and 11% Grenache from Larner Vineyard, all this brought together with a touch of Viognier. The 2017 Andremily EABA leaps from the glass, offering bushels of black and blue fruits, ground pepper, olive tapenade, tobacco, cured meats, accompanied by enchanting floral notes. A rich full texture, with ripe, rounded tannins and a persistent heady finish that lasts a minute or more. Jeb Dunnuck described the 2017 Andremily EABA as an “Incredibly Sexy Wine” when awarding it the fantastic score of 97-99 points. We are confident he will find that last point when trying this beauty from bottle.
The 2019 Andremily Grenache is a delectable concoction of 79% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 6% Syrah and 4% Graciano. The fruit sources are Alta Mesa, Larner, Slide Hill, and Harrison-Clark Vineyards. Raised in a combination of 50% new French Barrique and Demi-Muids for 21 months before bottling without fining or filtration. This wine absolutely ROCKS, offering bushels of plum, blackberry compote, ground pepper, smoked meats, and exotic spice. The 2019 Andremily Grenache is medium to full bodied, with a seamless texture, good acidity, and a long flirtatious finish that will keep you wanting more.
The 2018 Andremily Grenache is an absolutely stunningly delicious concoction of 80% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre, and 6% Syrah. The fruit sources for this amazing wine are Alta Mesa, Larner, and Kimsey Vineyards. The components for this blend were raised in a combination of 50% new French Barrique and Demi-Muids for 21 months before bottling without fining or filtration. The 2018 Andremily Grenache is a full bodied, rich, and opulent elixir, offering bushels of black fruit, licorice, balsamic, pepper, herbs, and dark Chocolate. The 2018 Andremily Grenache is powerful while remaining delicate, with a mouth filling expansive texture, present but ripe tannins, good lift, and a finish that goes on and on. To say this wine is absolutely brilliant would be an understatement.
The 2019 Andremily Mourvedre is a mouth wateringly delicious elixir comprised of 81% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah, and topped off with 1% Viognier. The 2019 leaps from the glass offering a head bouquet of smoked meats, ground pepper, boysenberry, blackberries, expresso, and plenty of Mourvedre funk. With a rich full texture, ripe tannins, and a lingering finish that goes on for more than a minute, this is one sexy Mourvedre. If you have not tried these wines yet we absolutely encourage you to do so, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Master of Wine and CEO of the Wine Advocate has to say about it….“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: With the possible exception of Beaucastel (notably, their Hommage a Jacques Perrin label), there is likely no one in the world producing greater Mourvedre than Jim. It is a variety he has mastered as no other. For anyone who thinks they don’t like Mourvedre but is otherwise of fan of big, rich, decadent Rhone blockbusters, I urge you to try Jim’s astonishingly gorgeous take on this notoriously fussy grape.” We certainly can’t argue with someone with that impressive of a resume, nor would we want to.
The 2018 Andremily Mourvedre is another showstopper clocking in at 85% Mourvedre from Alta Mesa and Larner Vineyards,12% Syrah from Watch Hill, and just a touch of Viognier to put the finishing touch on this amazingly hedonistic wine. The 2018 offers heaps of blue fruit, braised beef, pepper spice, as well as plenty of that sexy Mourvedre funk. Spending 21 months in 50% new French oak, the 2018 has plenty of tannin, and natural acidity for long term cellaring, but who has the patience for that? We certainly don’t.
The 2017 Andremily Mourvedre is a blend of 88% Mourvedre from the Alta Mesa, and Larner Vineyards, co-fermented with 3% Viognier, and polished off with a touch of Syrah from the White Hawk Vineyard. The 2017 Mourvedre, while stacked packed and all that, offers a bit more refinement then its older siblings, with softer tannins, and more length. This Beauty has soaring aromatics of chocolate, roasted meats, baked blueberries and plums, along with hints of tar and subtle earthy notes. A velvety texture, and plenty of length make this wine an absolute delight to drink.