Scents of blackberry continue on the palate with slightly grippy tannins and spice. Full bodied with medium finish. Fell off dramatically on second night, which leads me to believe its time to drink up.
Quite a few WA producers are making solid Mourvedres, but my experience is they drink better in the first five years and don't dramatically improve with age a la Bandol or Spain.
Nice wine, funny though, I couldn't detect much development since my last bottle 5 years ago. that out of the way this had a very easy going medley of sweet red fruits and spices, good structure, at peak.
100% Mourvedre from Minick Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. 14.5% ABV. 72 cases produced. Bright purple in color. Subdued aromas of red fruits and white pepper. Lavender, flowers, cherries, raspberry, anise, garrigue and baking spices on the palate. Exceptionally balanced. Meticulous winemaking. This would be a fun ringer in a Chateauneuf du Pape tasting.
Decanted 1 hour or so. Brilliant garnet-red color. Muted nose of leather, oak, black pepper, red berries, and some earth. Not showing much on the palate but there seems to be decent fruit. Perhaps it's just in a dumb phase right now.
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(Rasa Vineyards Vox Populi Mourvedre Yakima Valley) An enchanting nose with white pepper, game, violets, and a wild, almost animalistic quality. On the taste, an impressive texture and structure with a nice acidic uplift in the middle and a long finish. Give six months. 100% Mourvedre. Minick Vineyard, Yakima Valley. 14.5% alcohol. 72 cases produced.
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