The Mourvèdre is the most complex and substantial of the 2006 reds from Michael Florentino. It's a wine with hints of muscle and depth, its tart red fruits threaded around earth, pepper, smoke, caramel and mocha flavors. The wine persists without becoming harsh or hot, and the way it evolves in the mouth suggests midterm aging potential as well.
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.