Sierra Foothills, California
Mourvedre & Syrah
This Mourvedre and Syrah duo came about after I had blended together my 2017 Funky Drummer. I had several lots of really delicious wine that didn’t make that blend, so, taking my cue from the musical inspiration already in the air, I decided the A-side cut (Funky Drummer) needed a B-Side.
The Mourvèdre comes from a plot at 2900’ near Camino, CA, on volcanic loam soil. This is a young-ish vine plot that previously went into our Jambalaia Rouge blend. Bright, full of energy, with a slight autumnal feel to the wine. The Syrah is from Sumu Kaw, also on volcanic soils at 3000'. These vines are mature, and lend a bit of gravitas to the blend, helping to anchor the wine and showing lovely flashes of smoke and soil. Everything was whole cluster fermented and aged in tank. Together, we have a perfect red wine for Fall drinking. Like the warm glow of late afternoon, low-angle sunlight through golden/red tree leaves, spilling through your living room window... -Winemaker's Notes