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2003 Tablas Creek Mourvèdre (750ml)
Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard tablascreek.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$28.00
Availability:
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Tasting Notes:
rated: September 15, 2005 , Tablas Creek Vineyard tablascreek.com
"The 2003 Tablas Creek Vineyard Mourvèdre is Tablas Creek's first bottling of its 100% Mourvedre. The wine is classically Mourvedre in character, with cherry, fig, mocha and spice flavors, medium to full body, and a spicy, appealing finish of saddle leather and loam. The Mourvedre grapes were destemmed and then fermented using native yeasts in a balance of small open-top and enclosed stainless steel tanks. After three weeks, they were pressed, and moved to a balance of new and old French oak barrels to complete their fermentation. The red wines were assembled in June of 2004, and aged for an additional year in 1200-gallon foudres, before being bottled in May 2005. The wine underwent only a light filtration before bottling, and should be expected to throw a sediment over time. The 2003 Mourvèdre displays a classic nose of roasted meats, cherries and spice. Juicy and full in the mouth, it features lingering notes of coffee, chocolate and leather, with a pronounced mineral finish."
rated: December 1, 2007 , paul
88 points "The 2003 Mourvedre offers notes of saddle leather, resiny, loamy soil, cherries, plums, and figs as well as a hard finish. It requires consumption during its first 5-7 years of life." Best 2005-2012