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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2015 Farmers, Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2015 Farmers, Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Brick red color. Baked aromas and flavors of fruit cake, terra cotta, fig jam, mint-chocolate, and dried apricot with a supple, lively, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish that presents overtones of vermouth spices and tobacco with light oak flavor. A ripe Mourvedre with heady notes of dried fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fruit cake, terra cotta, fig jam, mint-chocolate, and dried apricot
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of vermouth spices and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A ripe Mourvedre with heady notes of dried fruit.

The Producer

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

The Producer
10277 E Rock Creek Ln
Pearce, AZ 85625
USA
1 520-824-2500

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.