Varietal Mourvèdre from Washington state is rare indeed, but it's indicative of the grape's distinctiveness here that wineries of this caliber are showing it off. Flint, plum, boysenberry and spice are accented with light whiffs of barnyard, earth and rock. It's all subtly woven together, displaying power and elegance at the same time.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.