About Mourvedre Red Wine

About Mourvedre Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Mourvedre

Brecon Estate 2018  Mourvedre
94 points
$64
Black violet color. Aromas of bramble, violets, and lilac with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium-full body and an even, interesting, medium-long sliced plum, black toast, and hints of bacon finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold, food-friendly Mourvedre with staying power.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2017  Mourvedre
92 points
$32
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.
Ledson 2017 Ricetti Lane Vineyard Estate Mourvedre
91 points
$36
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of pickled watermelon rind, creme fraiche, allspice, and vanilla and figs with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length blueberry jam, tropical fruit chutney and white pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A palate-pleasing Mourvedre that glides across the palate; will pair effortlessly.
Maryhill 2016 McKinley Springs Vineyard Mourvedre
88 points
$38
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry, red plum, pencil shavings, blood orange, and charcoal with a satiny, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk plum tart, cinnamon, and thyme finish. Pinot Noir lovers will find a palate-pleasing alternative in this Horse Heaven Hills Mourvedre.
Maryhill 2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Mourvedre
88 points
$42
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.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2017 Reserve Mourvedre
87 points
$42
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of stewed plums, strawberry jam, cinnamon-raisin toast, and grilled meats with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish evoking impressions of fennel, tiramisu and dark chocolate with moderate oak flavor. A toasty, chocolatey Mourvedre for the table.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Mourvedre
80 points
$34
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of cherry Jell-O and button mushrooms with a satiny, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy pickled strawberry, dried apricot, and toasted nuts finish. A bright Mourvedre to pair with cheese.