2016 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills
2016 Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills Tech Sheet
2016 Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills Shelf Tag
2015 Mourvèdre, Heart of the Hill
2015 Mourvedre, Heart of the Hill Tech Sheet
210 cases produced
With spectacular exposure, Heart of the Hill Vineyard yields Mourvedre with deep ruby color, intense favors and aromas of violets, black plum, currant and savory notes with hints of smoke. The the brilliant, mouthwatering finish complements the rich layers and refined texture. This wine was fermented in traditional French concrete tanks and aged in French oak barrels.
It is approachable now and will age gracefully for many years.
Vineyards: 58% Alder Ridge / 42% Coyote Canyon
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Varietal: 100% Mourvedre
The forces that helped form Heart of the Hill and the Red Mountain geology in general, were truly
gigantic. The deep bedrock of most of the Columbia Basin is basalt, formed from the massive lava
out flows caused by intense volcanic activity. On top of the basalt lie layers of sediment deposited
by repeated ancient floods – the largest floods ever recorded. On top of the sediment are layers of
sand and silt from eons of erosion and weathering. The high alkalinity and high calcium carbonate
content produce wines of incredible structure and longevity.
The fruit was hand harvested and de-stemmed with no crushing on top of 20% whole clusters.
Native fermentation occurred in 33 hectoliter concrete cubes, with a max temp of 81 degrees, and
twice daily punch downs and delestage. This bottling contains 100% free run juice that was put
directly into 2-3 year old barrels. Un-fined. A light, polish filtration preceded bottling. Barrel time
of 16 months.
Archived Tech Sheets
2005 was the first vintage we produced Mourvedre.
2006 Mourvedre, Coyote Canyon
2007 Mourvedre, Coyote Canyon
2008 Mourvedre, Coyote Canyon
2009 Mourvedre, Heart of the Hill
2010 Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills
2010 Mourvedre, Red Mountain
2011 Mourvedre, Columbia Valley
2011 Mourvedre, Red Mountain
2012 Mourvedre, Red Mountain
2012 Mourvedre, Columbia Valley
2013 Mourvèdre, Columbia Valley
2013 Mourvedre, Red Mt
2014 Mourvedre, Red Mountain
2014 Mourvedre, Columbia Valley
2015 Mourvedre, Heart of the Hill Red Mountain
2015 Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills