2016 Westwood Mourvèdre, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley, Magnum
Dark and rich on the nose, with Honduran coffee beans and caramelized graham cracker, smoked and cured charcuterie, charred root vegetables, fruit cake, and chocolate tart. The palate offers cedar and cinnamon, toasted brioche, plum and blackberry juice, dark choc and espresso, liquor cherry and rum spice, licorice and salt bush, milk choc richness, elegance with power, firm, chewy, exc length and persistence, coffee bean dark roast, complete.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Korean BBQ shortribs, chargrilled cheeseburger, soy-glazed shiitake mushroom.