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Mourvèdre Library - Cucamonga Valley

Mourvèdre Library Reserve - Cucamonga Valley Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Mourvèdre has been native to California since the 19th century; however, its popularity has readily increased through the efforts of the Rhone Rangers in the early 1990s. Here in the historic Cucamonga - Guasti area, Mourvèdre has been growing for nearly 100 years. Our 2002 boasts large aromas of dark blackberry and currant fruit with finish of coffee and espresso with hints of tobacco. On the palate flavors of cherries, leather and oak spice are followed by firm round tannins. Hints of cinnamon and cedar meld as the wine finishes most pleasing. Our Cucamonga Valley, Mourvèdre is an elegant and unique red sure to please family and friends! Enjoyable now paired with fine cheeses, rich stews, spiced roasts of beef, pork or lamb. Try also with grilled salmon or seafood pasta!

Varietal Definition
As long as the weather is warm, Mourvedre ably tolerates a wide variety of soils. It is popular across the south of France, especially in Provence, where it is responsible for the greatness of Bandol, and many a fine red Cotes-du-Rhone. It is often blended in Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Languedoc makes it as a varietal. Spain uses it in many areas, including Valencia. In the United States, Mourvedre remains a minor factor for now, pursued by a few wineries that specialize in Rhone-style wines. The wine it produces can be quite pleasing, with medium weight, spicy cherry and berry flavors and moderate tannins. It ages well.


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