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.
The 2016 Andremily Mourvedre is an enormously endowed elixir. Clocking in after 21 months in 50% new French Oak. This year’s offering is a mouthwatering blend of 89% Mourvedre from the Alta Mesa Vineyard, co-fermented with 2% Viognier, and topped off with 9% Syrah from the Larner Vineyard. The 2016 Mourvedre offers gobs of fruit character, dripping with Blueberry and blackberry fruit notes, followed by traces of beef and mocha. This puppy really rocks.
The 2015 Andremily Mourvedre our second offering made from this wonderful grape, shares many similarities to its older sibling, with just a few refinements on the road to total enjoyment. The 2015 Andremily Mourvedre is a blend comprised of 92% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah, and 3% Viognier. It was raised in 100% French Barrique of which 50% were new. The final cuvee’ was 70% whole-cluster fermented, and bottled without fining or filtration. The 2015 Andremily Mourvedre is a full-bodied, concentrated, and rich cuvee’ that explodes from the glass with scents of espresso, roasted meats, blackberries, and plum, with a firm backbone and lingering finish.
The 2014 Andremily Mourvedre, our first varietally designated Mourvedre, is terrific blend of 86% Mourvedre from Alta Mesa Vineyard, co-fermented with 14% Syrah from White Hawk Vineyard. The fruit was 30% destemmed, and aged for 23 months in 30% new French barrique. The result of all of this is a full throttle, rich- textured wine with soaring aromatics of spiced meats, chocolate, crushed pepper, and earth. A wine packed with all of the sexiest elements of Mourvedre.