2020 Damas Noir
93 points - Editors Choice - Wine Enthuiast Magazine
90 points - Vinous Magazine
95 points - California State Fair Wine Competition
Double Gold - California Mid-State Fair Wine Competition
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.
WARNING: Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA
WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov/alcohol