61% Mourvedre, 32% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne Co-fermented The 2017 vintage overall has been marked by lower alcohols and lower yields than the previous few years. The 2017 Mo-Ma was picked September 21st at 18.5 brix and with a pH of 3.60. The marsanne crop was lower than usual, so Hank added a bit of roussanne to the blend this year. The wine shows a light color, on the cusp of “is it a red or is it a rosé?” It has an earthy, mineral cherry-vanilla aroma, with some grapeskin and plum. It is light bodied, savory and herbal on the tongue, with a core of fresh acidity. Some very fine tannins sneak in at the finish and contribute a peppery sensation. Served chilled to bring out the spicy notes and to observe how the wine evolves as it warms up. Pairs well with a very wide variety of foods, from salads to fish to steak to wild mushrooms. 257 cases made. 10.5% alc.