This new bottling is from a vineyard site on old, deep volcanic soils and an elevation of 2900’. Tightly spaced, head trained vines planted on an old apple orchard just east of Placerville. Whole-cluster fermented and aged in a combination of puncheons and tanks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a mere 20ppm of sulfites.
The result is a more flamboyant cousin to the Cedarville bottling. The aromatic character of this wine shows classic El Dorado County Mourvèdre, with plum & citrus peel aromas and a note of freshly tilled soil in there as well, common from these volcanic soils. Plum skin flavors, savory, thyme, mushroom, black tea and a bright acidity. Everything wraps up in a long finish with fine tannins.
213 cases made. 11.7% alcohol. Stelvin closure. 100% Mourvèdre.