- 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
"The 2019 Mourvèdre may be the best example I've tasted of this variety—and it is undisputedly a the top example of varietal Mourvèdre from the U.S. This vintage is blended with 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier and was made with 75% whole clusters. Fruit comes from the Alta Mesa Vineyard, Bien Nacido Vineyard and Larner Vineyard in Santa Barbara County and the G2 Vineyard in Paso Robles. It was matured for about 21 months in 50% new French barriques and 600-liter demi-muids and 50% used barriques. Deep ruby in color, it offers slowly opening aromas of blueberry liqueur, violet, lavender and turned earth with touches of forest floor, mint leaves and coffee beans. The full-bodied palate explodes with layer after layer of nuanced blue fruits, with savory undertones hinting at more to come as it matures in bottle. It has abundant, finely grained tannins, bursts of fresh acidity highlighting its floral perfume and a very long, layered finish."
100 points, Erin Brooks (The Wine Advocate, June 2022)