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2008 Alban Vineyards Forsythe Vineyard The Mason Mourvedre

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Latest Sale Price

October 6, 2019 - $130

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RATINGS

92-94Jeb Dunnuck

...possesses fragrant, perfumed notes of both red and black fruits, flowers, graphite, and solid underlying minerality. Medium to full bodied with a superb, rich texture, impressive balance and a long finish...

91-93The Wine Advocate

Smoke, tar, licorice, red berries and underbrush are some of the notes woven throughout this expressive wine. Hints of gaminess add further complexity on the finish.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley

Edna Valley AVA is within San Luis Obispo County, and within the large Central Coast AVA. Edna Valley became an AVA in 1982 and it includes 22,400 acres of extremely fertile land blessed with a long growing season. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the principal grapes, though Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Grenache, Viognier, Merlot and Petite Sirah also are grown. Spanish missionaries were growing grape vines in the Edna Valley in the 18th century, but the valley’s modern wine industry took off in the 1970s. Today there are more than 50 Edna Valley wineries.

TYPE

Red Wine, Mourvèdre

Fans of Cabernet Sauvignon appreciate Mourvèdre. It’s a full-bodied Spanish native. It is grown prominently in Bandol, France, Paso Robles, CA and many other regions. It is often blended with Grenache and Syrah and can be used to make rosé and port-style wines.