Loma Seca Vineyards
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Inky dark, black and red fruit, herbal notes of lavender, sage, nice acidity and soft tannins.
A lovely version of a dry-farmed Adelaida District Cab. Just a hint of French oak on the nose, this wine opens with dark fruit, cassis, blackberries, and blueberries. Its medium bodied and has a good acid balance. It finishes with lingering fruit on the back of the tongue. While dry farming concentrates the flavors, one might think it also results in bigger, harsher tannins, but that’s just not the case. The tannins on this wine are ample to allow for good aging potential but are quite pleasant even at this early stage. It certainly can be enjoyed now and would go great with sharp cheeses, and red meat of any ilk. 100% destemmed, aged 18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral oak barrels. (48 cases)
Mourvèdre is most often encountered as a blend with Grenache and Syrah as found in Southern Rhone and Australian wines. However, when we tasted this Mourvèdre, we felt it really stood on its own. It’s a relatively light bodied wine, reminiscent of a good Pinot Noir. But don’t let the weight fool you, the first sip reveals a bounty of red fruit, with a hint of earthy mushroom and meat lingering in the background. The tannins are mild, and the wine has a nice crisp acidity. This is a great food wine, at home with any meat or stew dish. It would also pair well with cheese or a mushroom risotto. 100% destemmed, aged in neutral oak barrels for 18 months. (45 cases)