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2013 Wild Diamond mourvedre


Varietal:                 100% Mourvedre

Region:                  Lake County, California

Alcohol:                 14.35%

Production:            142 cases produced

Winemaker:            Bruce Regalia

Sensory Notes:        Mourvedre is a grape native to Southern Rhone and typically found in Rhone blends, but rarely bottled as a single varietal.  Our distinctive single varietal Mourvedre is a soft red perfumed wine with subtle flavors of blackberries and violets , a hint of clove and a dusty finish. Although this wine is a lighter style red, the fruit is bright with a surprisingly substantial mid-palate of fruit, making it a very versatile wine for a wide spectrum of foods – fish, pork, poultry and even desserts with berries.

Terroir:                  The grapes in this wine all come from the Wild Diamond Vineyard in southern Lake County.  At an elevation of 2,200 ft., this vineyard sits high above the fog line, with 5 – 6 hours of direct sunlight daily and then cooled by Pacific breezes at night coming across the Mendocino wind gap.  Its red loamy soil is the result of ancient pre-civilization floods and contains rich nutrients that contribute to the density, acidity and color of these grapes.


Special Note:              While this wine has not yet been judged in competition, its 2012 predecessor won double gold in the 2014 Tex Som International Wine Competition and the 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition in southern California.