The lights are dim, the hour is dark and you can see the flicker of adventure in their eyes. You hear the subtle sound of the glass rattling against the floor as you watch the bottle spin round and round, feeling the anticipation build with every turn. The bottle slowly comes to a decisive stop – it's your turn. Now the question is whether it's going to be truth...or dare.
Oh, Mourvèdre, our beloved Mourvèdre, you are the star of this blend. We source Mourvèdre from the up-and-coming Sierra Foothills region for many reasons, including its ability to lend color, fruit, and structure with only limited skin contact. Beyond that, there's an authentic and rustic quality to this grape that provides abundant flavor and complexity.
On the nose, expect notes of strawberry, rose petals and floral violets. These bubbles are crisp and satisfying with exceptional minerality and a hint of wild strawberry and cherry Jolly Rancher on the palate.
This marks our third collaboration with our friend and photographer Sita Kaylin, who previously shot Vinyl Love and Lick for us. She recently released an autobiographical book called “Anything But a Wasted Life,” which details her career and struggles working in the sex industry. This photo depicts an unknown person in stockings and heels standing in a motel hallway. We won’t say who it is, but it would definitely surprise you.
'til next round.
87% Mourvèdre, 12% Grenache, 1% Counoise