The guys over at Great Northwest Wines get to taste a lot of amazing wines from all over the Northwest and beyond! So whenever they give us a write up, we are extremely thankful and flattered. They recently reviewed our 2013 Mourvedre as a very interesting but little known varietal in the Northwest.
In fact, our research shows that the Northwest is home to more than 100 red and white wine grapes — from Albariño to Zweigelt. Many are names you might not have heard of, including Sagrantino (a sturdy Italian grape), Golubok (a red Russian variety) and Black Hamburg (also known as Black Muscat).
We are always on the hunt for interesting varietals to work with and have added Counnoise, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and hopefully some Nebiolo soon! Here’s what they have to say about our Mourvedre:Telaya Wine Co. 2013 Mourvèdre, Snake River Valley, $35: Owners Earl and Carrie Sullivan crafted this dark, intense wine that offers hints of white pepper, blackberries and almost jammy black currants in its aromas, then blackberries, black currants and minerality in its full-bodied finish. Its tannins linger in the background, then take a brief bow at the end. (14 percent alcohol)
Read the whole article over on their website or on the Tri-City Herald.