2014 Mourvèdre

Consensus: Drinking at what we think is its prime.
Les Garagistes Mourvèdre
    Elephant Mountain Vineyard
  • pH AT BOTTLING: 3.66
  • ALCOHOL: 14%
  • Wow in the nose – blackberry, blood and iron, with a little eucalyptus in there too, I think. Maybe a tad hot? A brooding wine, with deep dark fruit and some chocolate over a long, long finish. Richer than our 2013. It tastes like it could use just a bit more acid (I clocked its pH at 3.73 when I tasted it, which would seem to confirm that), but it's really fantastic now. Best at cellar temperature (vs room) to preserve its balance.