Full Review

Ledson

Ledson
2017 Ricetti Lane Vineyard Estate, Mourvedre, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
Cellar Selection

Ledson
2017 Ricetti Lane Vineyard Estate, Mourvedre, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pickled watermelon rind, creme fraiche, allspice, and vanilla and figs
Taste Flavor: blueberry jam, tropical fruit chutney and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate-pleasing mourvedre that glides across the palate; will pair effortlessly.

The Producer

Ledson Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 653
Kenwood, CA 95452
USA
1 707-537-3810

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.