Red

2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

Mourvèdre

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Lime Kiln Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • Badfish Likes this wine:

    March 19, 2020 - Opaque purple ruby core with an intense garnet pink rim. Rich and heady aromas of liquefied violets, creosote, plum blossoms, lavender, slate, and blackberry compote. This wine really explodes with extended air showcasing gorgeously complex aromas for such a young wine. The palate comes across as wonderfully restrained and not at all over the top with ripe fruit, firm dense tannin, and crisp acidity. Intensely structured but the fruit has enough punch and complexity to support the wine at a young age. This is how you execute a large scaled Mourvedre without making a gloopy soulless wine. Tremendous effort in this hauntingly beautiful wine.

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3 Comments

  • jenmermaidia commented:

    3/20/20, 4:02 AM - Can’t wait to try this. How long in advance did you decant?

  • Badfish commented:

    3/22/20, 10:16 PM - I did not have a chance to decant but going off how this wine opened up over time I think two hours would be warranted. Cheers!

  • jenmermaidia commented:

    3/24/20, 4:46 AM - Perfect, thanks Badfish. I don’t think I gave the D&R Shake Ridge long enough when I opened it last week, so I’ll go for a least 2 hours when I open this one.

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