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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2015 Farmers Mourvedre
85 points
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.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Mourvedre
80 points
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.