WeatherEye Estate Mourvedre 2020
12 in stock
Crafted by the skilled hands of Winemaker Todd Alexander, the WeatherEye Estate Mourvedre 2020 is a testament to the artistry of Washington winemaking. This vintage has garnered critical acclaim, and it’s easy to see why.
In the glass, this Mourvedre reveals a mesmerizing, deep ruby hue, hinting at the sensory journey ahead. On the nose, it presents a tantalizing bouquet of blackberries, mulberries, and ripe red cherries. These fruit notes dance gracefully with the enticing aroma of crushed roses, dark tobacco, and wild violets. A subtle smokiness, akin to charcuterie over an open flame, adds depth.
The first sip is a revelation. A symphony of flavors unfolds on your palate: black and blue fruits, intertwined with licorice and subtle hints of 80% cacao. Earl Grey tea and high elevation minerals contribute to the complexity, creating a multi-layered taste experience.
As you savor this wine, its journey continues. Roasted berries and mocha emerge, followed by a delightful crescendo of crème de cassis and a gentle touch of burnt charcoal. The finish is a harmonious blend of savory spices like cardamom, nutmeg, and clove, carried by ripe yet firm sweet-dry tannins that linger, inviting you to take another sip.
The WeatherEye Estate Mourvedre 2020 is a medium to full-bodied masterpiece, showcasing the elegance and precision of the vintage. With its balanced acidity and integrated tannins, it promises aging potential, evolving gracefully over the next decade or more.
This limited production wine, with only 744 bottles made, is a rare gem worth seeking out. With accolades from esteemed critics like Jeb Dunnuck, International Wine Report, Wine Advocate, and Rand Sealey, it’s a true expression of Mourvedre’s potential in Washington. Mark your calendar for its release in August 2023 and prepare to be captivated by this outstanding creation from WeatherEye Vineyard.