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Jade Mountain Mourvèdre Contra Costa County Evangelho Vineyard Ancient Vines 2004

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Mourvèdre is an uncomplicated full-bodied wine that reflects its fruit source, so the winemaking is designed to show the best of this 100-year-old vineyard near the town of Oakley in Contra Costa County. This Jade Mountain Mouvedre has an intriguing smoky character and a dark chocolate back palate that is less obvious when young, but offers complexity as it ages.

Region: USA » California » Contra Costa

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Winery: Jade Mountain
Color: Red
Varietal: Mourvèdre
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Jade Mountain:
History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style California wines. The winery was founded with the belief that carefully chosen California vineyard sites planted to Rhône grape varieties can achieve quality on-par with the best from the Rhône region in France. Jade Mountain creates world-class wines by pushing the limits of grape-growing and wine... Read more
History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style California wines. The winery was founded with the belief that carefully chosen California vineyard sites planted to Rhône grape varieties can achieve quality on-par with the best from the Rhône region in France. Jade Mountain creates world-class wines by pushing the limits of grape-growing and winemaking for the extract, flavor and richness that comes with the California sun and its individual expressions of Rhône varietals. Terroir Only a few locations in California have the perfect combination of soil and climate for growing world-class Syrah. Paras Vineyard sits at the 1,200-foot elevation on the eastern side of rocky Mount Veeder, overlooking the Napa Valley. The steep, terraced shale slopes are ideal for Syrah because of the cool, yet sun-drenched, climate and low-vigor soils. The vineyard is farmed terrace by terrace, with each row individually cared for. This same care is used at each of the vineyards from which we source grapes for Jade Mountain's wines. The grapes are picked by hand, then fermented in small lots to retain their unique character. All of these factors result in meager production, but high-quality wine Read less

Mourvèdre is an uncomplicated full-bodied wine that reflects its fruit source, so the winemaking is designed to show the best of this 100-year-old vineyard near the town of Oakley in Contra Costa County. This Jade Mountain Mouvedre has an intriguing smoky character and a dark chocolate back palate that is less obvious when young, but offers complexity as it ages.

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