2015 Estate Mourvèdre
The Annadel Gap Vineyard is a special place. Located between Mt. Hood and the Sonoma Mountains, our site is characterized by thick morning fog and strong afternoon winds. Alluvial, glacial, and sedimentary in uences create a wide array of soil types. Fruit was hand-harvested at night. is Tablas Creek clone was hand sorted; 45% whole clusters were included; 6 days of cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 24 days on skins & gently basket pressed. Gravity fed into French oak barrels (45% new). Aged 16 months on lees, gently fined, bottled unfiltered.
Earthy, sousbois tones with pine resin and redwood sap, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, cassis, dried rose.
The dark fruit nose gives way to earthy porcini mushrooms, potpourri, chocolate covered cherries in cordial, tar and dried cranberry. Fine and velvety in texture, lush mid-palate with chewy, elegant tannins.
95 Points, Gold Medal â€“ 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge