2017 Damas Noir
Cherry cobbler and wild blueberry encased by black licorice and ground Allspice arrest the nose. The palate is full, yet delicate, offering pure essence of pressed plum, braised blackberry, caramelized meats and dried sagebrush. A slight hint of freshly turned earth and toasted oak underscore an enduring finale, kissed with vanilla mocha and pink peppercorns.
After hand-picking in early October, the fruit was destemmed and fermented in small tanks, with regular pumpovers to aid extraction. In order to let the varietal fruit shine through, the wine was aged 28 months in neutral oak barrels with 100% being French Oak. Following this mantra further, the wine was left unblended in order to let the Mourvèdre speak as a pure, 100% varietal wine.
93 points Wine Enthusiast
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