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2019 Mourvèdre, Santa Barbara County
ALISOS CANYON AVA | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
2019 was another exceptional year for Mourvédre at Thompson Vineyard, inspiring us to bottle our Mourvédre as a 100% varietal wine. After fruit set, we dropped the crop load down to one cluster per shoot to ensure full and even ripening in this cool vintage. Grapes were allowed to ferment with native yeast and 100% stem-inclusion. Elegant up front, with fresh pomegranate, and forest floor aromatics. Earth, garrigue, and peppercorn is finished by fine grained tannins. This is a lively wine with mouthwatering acidity that can be enjoyed in its youth, but should soften and gain complexity with 3-5 years bottle age.