Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Monday, February 06, 2006

2002 Groth Family Mourvedre

Mourvedre is the kind of Rhone grape that American winemakers love. The Groth Mourvedre smells of bramble, tobacco, tar and a hint of eucalyptus. It is big, but not round or jammy. In fact, it's kind of cylindrical. There is wonderful cherry fruit and a fair amount of tannin in the aftertaste. Not sure if it is available in the Seattle market, as I tasted it at a restaurant on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County near San Francisco. It is priced at about $20 in the Bay Area.

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