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High Lonesome Vineyard

High Lonesome Vineyard
2017 Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32

High Lonesome Vineyard
2017 Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce, lingonberry preserves, geranium, juniper, and iris with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with notes of sun-dried tomato and pomegranate. A spicy, floral and exotic Mourvedre; an Arizona wine that proves sommeliers should be taking note of the region.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cranberry sauce, lingonberry preserves, geranium, juniper, and iris
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hint of sun dried tomato and pomegranate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, floral and exotic Mourvedre; an Arizona wine that proves sommeliers should be taking note of the region.

The Producer

High Lonesome Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 1699
Tombstone, AZ 85638
USA

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.