2020 Andremily Mourvèdre Santa Barbara County
Jeb Dunnuck - "Not yet bottled, the 2020 Mourvedre is one heck of an impressive Mourvèdre, offering textbook savory red, blue, and black fruits as well as herbes de Provence, dry-aged beef, pepper, and some spicy, floral nuance. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, with great tannins, it should have plenty of up-front appeal yet evolve for 15+ years in cold cellars. Score: 97-99pts."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Not yet bottled, the 2020 Mourvèdre, blended with 12% Syrah and 2% Viognier, is already offering incredible varietal character and expression. Made using 75% whole clusters, fruit comes from several Central Coast vineyards including Alta Mesa (Santa Barbara County), G2 (Paso Robles), Larner (Ballard Canyon) and Slide Hill (Edna Valley). It will be matured for about 21 months, with 50% in new French barriques and 600-liter demi-muids and 50% in used barriques. Deep purple-ruby in color, the nose opens slowly to loamy earth, dried lavender, mint leaves and a pure, concentrated core of cassis and baked blueberries. The palate is bursting with layer after layer of perfumed fruit. It has a fine, silky texture, alluring meaty accents, bursts of fresh acidity highlighting its perfume and a very long, layered finish. It feels very complete on the eve of its bottling, scheduled for mid-August 2022 (I tasted this on May 25, 2022). Around 500 cases and a few magnums will be made; it will be packaged and sold as a three-bottle box set ($330), while magnums will be sold in a box set with the 2020 Andremily No. 9. (97-99pts)"
|Country||USA - California|
|Region||Santa Barbara County|