2016 Mourvedre
Napa Valley

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2016 Girard Mourvedre, Napa Valley, 750ml
$55.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Mourvedre
Alcohol content
14.9%
Oak
Rhone specific French oak
Time in Oak
16 months
Case Production
158

Vintage Notes
2016 was another near perfect growing season with idyllic weather throughout the year. Harvest was a bit earlier than usual, and yields were balanced. Most importantly, the quality of fruit was once again impressive, marked by complex aromatics and flavors for this highly coveted wine.

Vineyard Notes
The Mourvèdre were sourced from the Juliana Vineyard in the northeastern part of Napa Valley, perched on the backside of Howell Mountain. While a lesser known area of the Napa Valley, we have long sourced fruit from this hidden gem of a region for the consistent quality. Often blended with Grenache and Syrah, in blends given the GSM moniker for short. On its own, Mourvèdre has a pleasant rusticity and goes well with gamey foods. As a blending grape it adds tannin and spice.

Tasting Notes
The nose evokes plum and pomegranate fruit aromas. The palate is dense with dark berry, cherry and plum fruit flavors melded with heady oak vanillin, spice and toast. The supple finish is laced with impactful tannins and spice.

Composition
100% Mouvèdre.