Jaffurs Mourvedre Santa Barbara County 2007

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The <strong>2007 Mourvèdre, Thompson Vineyard</strong> is medium dark with black tea and white rose aromas. It has edgy tannins, nice spice/red fruit flavors and our trademark lingering finish. Made entirely with fruit from Thompson vineyard. We added in a little Syrah and a little Grenache to add complexity. (217 cases produced - very limited)<br/><br/><br/>The Thompson Vineyard Davis Clone Mourvèdre was harvested November 7 at 21.5 brix, 3.8 pH.Whole grape clusters were foot stomped in small bin boxes, chilled for 24 hours, and went through 10 days of fermentation. One barrel of Thompson Vineyard Syrah and one barrel of Thompson Vineyard Grenache were blended with seven barrels of Mourvedre to produce this wine. While it is legally a Mourvedre, it is our nod in the direction of the great Rhone Valley blends we admire.The must was inoculated with D254 and RC 212 yeast.Went through ML fermentation completing in January.One new American, one new French, and seven older barrels were used.Less than 14% alcohol. Racked in early July and again before bottling.Unfined and lightly filtered.• Bottled in August 2008.<br/><strong>Food Pairing:</strong> This wine is slightly lighter than our other reds wines and pairs with a wide variety of foods. It is a superb Thanksgiving or Easter feast wine. Its fine tannin structure and grapey-pomegranate-spice aroma goes well with foods you might pair with a good Pinot Noir. Try it with braised or roasted beef, game hens, roast pork with baked apples. Less sweet, fruit sauces work well - try cherries, raspberries, or even black figs.<br/><br/><br/>

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Jaffurs Wine Cellars:
Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhone varietal wines with a new-world independence. Our wines -Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier, and Roussanne - are among the best in the county. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. All our wines are carefully made in small lots. Only about 3500 cases are produced each year - p... Read more
Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhone varietal wines with a new-world independence. Our wines -Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier, and Roussanne - are among the best in the county. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. All our wines are carefully made in small lots. Only about 3500 cases are produced each year - production is limited. We work closely with our growers in the Santa Ynez, Santa Rita, Los Alamos, and the Santa Maria growing regions. We limit vineyard yields and require that optimal farming practices are observed. All our wines are crushed, pressed, cellared and bottled in our Santa Barbara facility. Visit us for a glimpse of world class winemaking in the heart of the city. 2007 is our 14th harvest! In September of 2001 we completed construction of our new winery facility in the city of Santa Barbara. This modern, climate controlled facility allows us to make wine at a natural and careful pace. (Plus, it is only seven minutes from home!) We process all the fruit for our harvest here and the resulting wines show the benefits of this improved process. Come visit us at 819 E. Montecito Street (four blocks north of highway 101 off of Milpas Street). Read less

External Reviews for Jaffurs Mourvedre Santa Barbara County

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
11/16/2009

The 2007 Mourvèdre, Thompson Vineyard is medium dark with black tea and white rose aromas. It has edgy tannins, nice spice/red fruit flavors and our trademark lingering finish. Made entirely with fruit from Thompson vineyard. We added in a little Syrah and a little Grenache to add complexity. (217 cases produced - very limited) The Thompson Vineyard Davis Clone Mourvèdre was harvested November 7 at 21.5 brix, 3.8 pH. Whole grape clusters were foot stomped in small bin boxes, chilled for 24 hours, and went through 10 days of fermentation. One barrel of Thompson Vineyard Syrah and one barrel of Thompson Vineyard Grenache were blended with seven barrels of Mourvedre to produce this wine. While it is legally a Mourvedre, it is our nod in the direction of the great Rhone Valley blends we admire. The must was inoculated with D254 and RC 212 yeast. Went through ML fermentation completing in January. One new American, one new French, and seven older barrels were used. Less than 14% alcohol. Racked in early July and again before bottling. Unfined and lightly filtered. • Bottled in August 2008. Food Pairing: This wine is slightly lighter than our other reds wines and pairs with a wide variety of foods. It is a superb Thanksgiving or Easter feast wine. Its fine tannin structure and grapey-pomegranate-spice aroma goes well with foods you might pair with a good Pinot Noir. Try it with braised or roasted beef, game hens, roast pork with baked apples. Less sweet, fruit sauces work well - try cherries, raspberries, or even black figs.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Jaffurs 07 Mourvedre



The <strong>2007 Mourvèdre, Thompson Vineyard</strong> is medium dark with black tea and white rose aromas. It has edgy tannins, nice spice/red fruit flavors and our trademark lingering finish. Made entirely with fruit from Thompson vineyard. We added in a little Syrah and a little Grenache to add complexity. (217 cases produced - very limited)<br/><br/><br/>The Thompson Vineyard Davis Clone Mourvèdre was harvested November 7 at 21.5 brix, 3.8 pH.Whole grape clusters were foot stomped in small bin boxes, chilled for 24 hours, and went through 10 days of fermentation. One barrel of Thompson Vineyard Syrah and one barrel of Thompson Vineyard Grenache were blended with seven barrels of Mourvedre to produce this wine. While it is legally a Mourvedre, it is our nod in the direction of the great Rhone Valley blends we admire.The must was inoculated with D254 and RC 212 yeast.Went through ML fermentation completing in January.One new American, one new French, and seven older barrels were used.Less than 14% alcohol. Racked in early July and again before bottling.Unfined and lightly filtered.• Bottled in August 2008.<br/><strong>Food Pairing:</strong> This wine is slightly lighter than our other reds wines and pairs with a wide variety of foods. It is a superb Thanksgiving or Easter feast wine. Its fine tannin structure and grapey-pomegranate-spice aroma goes well with foods you might pair with a good Pinot Noir. Try it with braised or roasted beef, game hens, roast pork with baked apples. Less sweet, fruit sauces work well - try cherries, raspberries, or even black figs.<br/><br/><br/>

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