(1998 Vintage) Mourvèdre is particularly resistant to oxidization and is capable of producing wines with firm structure and rich, dark fruit that will age for over a decade. The Ancient Vines Mourvèdre, is a beautiful example of how well our 100 plus year old Mourvèdre vines respond to modern winemaking techniques. Redolent of dark cherry, chocolate, eucalyptus, exotic spice and earth character, the Ancient Vines Mourvèdre is delicious presently and will age for well over a decade.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2007 Vintage) This nicely extracted and well-ripened youngster sports a nice snap of brightness to its ongoing themes of blackberries, cocoa and spice. It is fairly full on the palate, but stays in balance from front to back, and, if just a touch hot and lightly tannic at the finish, it never lets go of its lively young fruit and will improve over the next couple of years.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/20/2014