2019 Desire Lines Experimental Series #5 - Bedrock Vineyard Mourvèdre
With apologies to all our other wonderful vineyards (we love you all, really!), Bedrock Vineyard is undoubtably the most important vineyard in our family’s life, and my favorite blocks there are the two small blocks of old-vine Mourvèdre, planted on a rocky, north-facing knoll that runs gently down to Hooker Creek to the north. Our 2019 Bedrock Vineyard Mourvèdre was fermented with 40% whole cluster and raised in barrel for fifteen months without racking, in a combination of 228L and 600L barrels. The stem inclusion adds a lovely bit of spice to the nose, the subtle carbonic adds a little flesh to the palate, and the combination of barrel sizes teases out both breadth and tension in the finished wine. Befitting Bedrock Vineyard, this is a powerful wine, perhaps the richest wine that we’ve made to date for Desire Lines. For so many reasons, this was an especially satisfying wine for us to bottle, and we’re very grateful for the privilege and the opportunity to have worked with Bedrock Vineyard.
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