Dirty & Rowdy 'Antle Vineyard' Mourvedre 2013 (750ml)

From the producers: "Scene From the 1982 classic “Conan The Barbarian” Mongol General: “What is best in life?” Mongol soldier: “The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.” General: “Wrong!!!!” >>>
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<<< The General never spent time on the Antle Vineyard- Because it would be best in life to be at Antle Vineyard on horseback with a couple of falcons, and some breeze heading up the slope. It is rugged, open, and remote. The vineyard sits on the rocky slopes just below Pinnacles National Park (the US’s newest National Park). The top of the block is a remarkable blend of limestone and granite scree with almost nothing capable of growing through the rocks. It is a different planet. The nose on this Mourvèdre is driven by purple floral aromas with ripe red fruit and sweet apple skin. It is instantly alive in the glass and runs through the palate with fleshy fruit and gorgeous acid wrapped around the beating limestone heart of a mythical giant bird. This is very serious wine. Flesh n’ bones n’ stones. (Dirty’s favorite Mourvèdre to date)."

Vinification Method: 100% Whole Cluster Fermentation. Native yeast. Lightly tread by foot at the start of fermentation (1-2x a day) and then gentle pump overs 2x a day. Aged in 5-8 year old neutral French Oak barrels Racked only at bottling. Unfined. Unfiltered.