Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre

Production: 350 Cases

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2015 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills

2015 Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills

350 cases produced

Tasting Notes

Uniting Red Mountain’s intensity, brilliant acidity, and tannin structure with Horse Heaven’s lush fruit flavors and texture; we have created a wine that offers juicy plum, blackberry, cassis and savory flavors with hints of wet stone. A rich, layered mouthfeel and bright finish complement the intense aromas.

Harvest Notes

Vineyards: 58% Alder Ridge / 42% Coyote Canyon

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

Varietal: 100% Mourvedre

Vineyards

Coyote Canyon Vineyard Mourvedre was planted on what was a gravel bar of the great Missoula Floods in the Horse Heaven Hills. This steep and stony hillside is layered with gravel and caliche and has unencumbered southern exposure.

Alder Ridge Vineyard yields wines of intensity and purity. Planted in a bowl along the banks of the Columbia River, with one of the longest growing seasons in the state, it is ideal for reliably ripening Mediterranean varietals.

Vinification

The fruit was hand harvested and 80% de-stemmed with no crushing, mixed with 20% whole clusters. Native fermentation occurred in 33 hectoliter concrete cubes, with a max temp of 81 degrees, twice daily pump-overs and early delestage. This bottling contains 100% free run juice that was aged in concrete cubes (90%) and older french oak barrels. Unfined. A light, polish filtration preceded bottling. 16 months elevage.

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

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