• Producer: Andremily Wines
  • Winemaker: Jim Binns
  • Region (AVA): Central Coast (California)
  • Blend: 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah, 1% Viognier
  • Vintage production: 850 cases
  • Winery location: Ventura
  • Owners: Jim Binns
  • First vintage: 2014
  • Drinking window: 2024-2045

 

About The Wine

 

The Andremily Mourvèdre has taken the critics by storm. This varietal is thriving in California’s Central Coast to such an extent that it’s now dominating some blends at the top wineries – and to massive acclaim. Lisa Perrotti-Brown has perfectly summed it up: “There is likely no one in the world producing greater Mourvedre than Jim. It is a variety he has mastered as no other. For anyone who thinks they don’t like Mourvedre but is otherwise of fan of big, rich, decadent Rhone blockbusters, I urge you to try Jim’s astonishingly gorgeous take on this notoriously fussy grape.”

 

Jim uses a combination of four exceptional vineyards, three of which he used frequently at Sine Qua Non (Alta Mesa, Bien Nacido and Larner have all featured heavily in the great wines of SQN), plus one of Paso Robles’ emerging ‘Grand Crus’, the G2 Vineyard. The result is a mind-blowing wine that is going to wow from release and over the coming 20-25 years.

 

Andremily Wines Mourvèdre 2019

£110.00Price
  • "The 2019 Mourvèdre is a barrel sample blend of 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier, coming from Alta Mesa vineyard (Santa Barbara County), Bien Nacido vineyard (Santa Maria), Larner vineyard (Ballard Canyon), and G2 vineyard (Paso Robles). The wine was vinified using 75% whole cluster and aged for around 21 months in 50% new French oak barrique and 600-liter demi-muid and 50% used French barrique. The alcohol is 15.5%. Opaque purple-black, it slowly unfurls in the glass to reveal tantalizing scents of prunes, boysenberry preserves, crushed blackberries and espresso with hints of roasted nuts, aniseed, black truffles and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed of firm yet wonderfully ripe tannins and alluring freshness lifting the densely packed layers to and epically long, fantastically earthy finish. Spectacular Mourvedre!"

    98-100 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Oct. 2021)