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2012 HH Robert Andrews Mourvèdre - Reserve

Rich flavors of blueberry and violet lead to a silky smooth finish. The Syrah adds cherry notes and a velvet texture while the Mourvedre shines with spice and bold flavor.

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Tasting Notes

Pepper and spice isn't this nice. Notes of chocolate and dark berries mix with a dusty oak aroma. Rich flavors of blueberry and violet give way to a silky smooth finish. The Syrah adds cherry notes and a velvet texture to the wine while the Mourvedre shines through with its spice and bold flavors.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 2990 Precipitation: 3.34’ Overall 2012 was a good grape growing season in WA State. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA was right at its long term average for GDD which was nice after a couple of cooler vintages in 2010 and 2011. With consistent temperatures and a steady source of irrigation grapes were ripened on time and developed full flavors.

Winemaker Notes

This wine was made by John Gabriel and blended by Justin Michaud. When putting the blend together it didn't seem like the Mourvedre would need much to complement it but once a few mock blends were put together it became clear that the Syrah helped round out the wine. The vineyard block of this Mourvedre has a nice fruit component and is a little softer than some of the other Mourvedre's in Washington. The characteristic black pepper is there but in a suttle way.

Awards

*Double Gold - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival *Double Gold - 2015 Seattle Wine Awards *Gold - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition *Gold - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Mourvèdre
Varietal Composition
75% Mourvedre
25% Syrah
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Alcohol % 14.9
Size 750 ml