2019 Tablas Creek Vineyard Mourvèdre Adelaida District Paso Robles
The 2019 Tablas Creek Vineyard Mourvèdre is Tablas Creek’s sixteenth varietal bottling of Mourvèdre. We use most of our Mourvèdre in our Esprit de Tablas each year. However, we feel that the Mourvèdre grape, often pigeonholed as a blending varietal, can produce remarkable varietal wines, and when we can, we try to reserve a limited quantity of particularly characteristic lots of Mourvèdre for a single-varietal bottling.
The 2019 Mourvedre shows a spicy nose of brambly raspberry, new leather, and sugar plum. The mouth shows a lovely core of red fruit, held together by a spine of plum skin acidity and deepened by an earthy, loamy complexity. Sweet baking spices, crunchy red fruit, and salty minerality come out on the finish, along with some chewy tannins that suggest time in the cellar will be well rewarded. Drink any time over the next 15 years.