Full Review

DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 1.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

DH Lescombes
2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 1.2%
Medium garnet black color. Fruity aromas and flavors of melted toffee, spiced berries, and roasted chestnuts with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length creme brulee, spice, minted melon, and mocha finish with dusty, fine tannins and light oak. A nice chocolatey, fruity red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: melted toffee, spiced berries, and roasted chestnuts
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, spice, minted melon, and mocha
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chocolatey, fruity red.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

92 D.H. Lescombes 2013 "Renaissance" Limited Release, New Mexico 15% (USA) $30.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 15% (USA) $41.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
83 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Grand Cru, Syrah, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2013 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 D.H. Lescombes NV "Ratafia" White Table Wine, New Mexico 13.1% (USA) $23.00.
89 D.H. Lescombes NV "Early Harvest" Brut, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes NV "Imperial Kir", Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2015 Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 12.9% (USA) $12.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
84 DH Lescombes NV "H" Hervé, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 DH Lescombes NV "D" Danielle, New Mexico 13% (USA) $36.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2016 Rose of Syrah, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $13.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2015 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 DH Lescombes 2014 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
84 Soleil Mimosa Classic, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
90 Soleil Mimosa Pineapple, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
92 Soleil Mimosa Mango, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
85 Soleil Mimosa Pomegranate, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
91 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bellissimo", New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
89 St. Clair Winery 2014 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 St. Clair Winery 2014 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Mimbres Red" Sweet Table Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2015 "Mimbres Pink", Muscat, New Mexico 10.6% (USA) $10.00.
87 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19.5% (USA) $26.00.
83 St. Clair Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bianca", Malvasia, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
82 St. Clair Winery 2014 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
96 St. Clair Winery NV Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $26.00.

Mourvedre

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Mourvedre is a red grape planted in several countries, but best known for its use in the Rhine Valley of France. It is most commonly used as a blending variety in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; it is also found in red wines from southern France, such as Bandol, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is also known as Monastrell and is used as a blending grape in several Spanish reds such as La Mancha and Conca de Barbera.

Mourvedre can also be made on its own, as in California and Australia. The wines are deep in color and robust with ripe blackberry and black plum fruit with distinct spice; acidity is good and there are medium-weight tannins. These wines should be paired with rich food with a zesty character, be it barbecued chicken or pork, wild game or stews.