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Mourvèdre, "The Adversary" 2013

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This place is no secret anymore. Heck you’ve taken a 3D tour of the place using Google Earth, but to be here! The sandstone walls are ribboned with oyster white viens, the sky is swallowed by the mountains, there is a lingering scent of boiled stones, desert flowers, white sage, lemongrass and nutmeg almost like the sand was a spice box. You tighten your leather belt, finish your toast and raspberry preserves, take a pull of Elixir Combier and walk into the sacred city.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Vineyard designation:
Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Mourvèdre
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
83% neutral barriques, 17% second fill barriques (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
15.2
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
175

Reviews

  • "93 points. Lastly, the 2013 The Adversary Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard is another 100% Mourvedre cuvee that knocks it out of the park with its terrific aromas and flavors of currants, smoked meats, dried herbs and spice. Medium to full-bodied, textured, concentrated and with rock solid underlying tannic grip, it has plenty of upfront appeal, but like the 2013 Take The Pebble, should cruise in the cellar for 5-7 years." (Wine Advocate)

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