Quivira Mourvedre Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2008
Mourvèdre has shown itself to be well-suited to the Mediterranean climate of Dry Creek Valley, but that is not to say that it comes easy. Mourvèdre requires considerable hands-on work and vigilance to bring in a ripe, healthy crop. Being the last varietal to ripen increases the odds of fruit on the vine when the rains of autumn arrive. We mitigate this risk by thinning the fruit to just one cluster per shoot, letting the vine focus on a lighter crop and ripen a little earlier. The purity of this compelling varietal is evident, with a gorgeous tension of dark, brooding blackberry and plum interspersed with baking spice and vanilla. A richness in the mid-palate leads to a long, lingering finish. With a firm acid/tannin structure upon release, this wine will benefit from aeration for the first 18-24 months; decant about two hours before serving. This release will continue to open up nicely in bottle through 2013-2015.
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480 cases bottled February 2010 produced.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
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