Along with the Syrah, the Mourvèdre is part of the original planting at the Ibarra-Young vineyard. In hopes of gaining a little extra texture on the back end, the 2022 Mourvèdre was fermented gently with 50% whole cluster in an open top fermenter for about 2 weeks. Everything was pressed in the basket press preceding elevage in neutral French oak. Like iced hibiscus tea in a dusty field of golden grasses, chilled wine on hot sunny days, elegant on the palate, a lot of good things going on aromatically, and a kiss of grip on the final swallow.
Appellation: Los Olivos District AVA
Farming: Organic & Biodynamic