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Volume 34, Issue 9: July 2010

Mourvedre

We take a look at a range of Mourvèdres, not so much because of what the grape has accomplished here in California so much as because of its important role as a blending grape to Grenache in the southern Rhône district, and in Australia where it also features prominently alongside Grenache. It adds dark, earthy tones to red wine blends and provides what some winemakers think of as “the base” for lighter, aromatic wines.



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87
TABLAS CREEK
Esprit de Beaucastel
Mourvedre
 Paso Robles 2007
$50.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
82
ROSENBLUM
Pato Vineyard
Mourvedre
 Contra Costa County 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowSpicy Dishes
83
KENNETH VOLK
Enz Vineyard
Mourvedre
 Lime Kiln Valley 2006
$36.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowSpicy Dishes
85
CLINE
Ancient Vines
Mourvedre
 Contra Costa County 2008
$16.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
84
CLINE
Cashmere
Mourvedre
 California 2008
$16.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink NowBeef/Lamb
87
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
Austral Limited Release
Mourvedre
 Wahluke Slope 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
86
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
Limited Release
Mourvedre
 Wahluke Slope 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
86
ADELAIDA
The Glenrose Vineyard
Mourvedre
 Paso Robles 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
85
ADELAIDA
Version
Mourvedre
 Paso Robles 2007
$32.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
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Tasting Note View

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Rating System

THREE STARS:(95-98 points) An exceptional wine. Worth a special search of the market.

TWO STARS:(91-94 points) A highly distinctive wine. Likely to be memorable.

ONE STAR:(87-90 points) Fine example of a type or style of wine. Without notable flaws.

Note: Wines not marked with stars are often delightful wines. Each has unique virtues and any of these wines may be the best wine to serve your needs based on value, availability or for your dining and taste preferences.

95-98 3 Stars
91-94 2 Stars
87-90 1 Star
80-86 Wines of varying quality and value. See tasting notes for details.
70-79 Flawed wines to be avoided.

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Ageworthiness

Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.

Not suitable for drinking.

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Food & Wine Pairings

Soft and fruity wine Quaffable by itself or with light foods.

Crisp white. Medium acid and dry. Fish or delicate flavored foods.

Mellow white. Dry to slightly sweet. Enough acid for white meats.

Full and balanced dry white. Try with rich seafood and fowl dishes.

Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats.

Medium Red. Balanced, good depth, medium tannin. Beef and lamb.

Robust Red. Full tannin, intense flavors. For highly spiced meat dishes.

Sweet Dessert wine. Enjoyable by itself or with sweet desserts.

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Availability

Generally available in most markets.

Limited production and/or limited geographic distribution.

Very limited availability.