Full Review

Maryhill

Maryhill
2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Mourvedre, Rattlesnake Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pasta

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$42

Maryhill
2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Mourvedre, Rattlesnake Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pasta

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of forest fruit and black tea with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, cheery pine nuts, paprika, pear, and plum tart finish. A nicely restrained yet fruity Mourvedre in an old world style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: forest fruit and black tea
Taste Flavor: pine nuts, paprika, pear, and plum tart
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rabbit Pappardelle, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely restrained yet fruity Mourvedre in an old world style.

The Producer

Maryhill Winery

The Producer
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-1976

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.