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H/H Estates

H/H Estates
2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Robert Andrews Reserve, Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$56

H/H Estates
2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Robert Andrews Reserve, Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.8%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and raisins drizzled with melted dark chocolate, boysenberry compote, praline, and caramelized bacon with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish that shows overtones of peach marmalade, chocolate orange peels, and sweet baking spices with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, spicy and concentrated red wine that could hold its own at any slow-smoked meat feast.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts and raisins drizzled with melted dark chocolate, boysenberry compote, praline, and caramelized bacon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of peach marmalade, chocolate orange peels, and sweet baking spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Lamb Tagine, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, spicy and concentrated red wine that could hold its own at any slow-smoked meat feast.

The Producer

Coyote Canyon Winery

The Producer
357 Port Ave, Studio A
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-7686

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.