Pax Grenache-Mourvedre The Vicar North Coast 2016

Pax Grenache-Mourvedre The Vicar North Coast 2016

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Details
Wine Type
Red
Vintage
2016
Variety
Mourvèdre
Variety
Grenache
Producer
Pax
Price
$31-50
Appellation
North Coast

Blending different grape varieties together to fill in the gaps around each other is one of the oldest traditions in winemaking. Grenache for example is all about the fruit, big attack big finish, but sometimes lacking in mid-palate weight. While Mourvedre can sometimes be nothing but mid-palate texture and spice. It is no wonder that these two varieties are so commonly used together.

50% Grenache 50% Mourvedre 100% Whole Cluster Fermentation Élevage in 50% Neutral French Oak puncheons & 50% Concrete 13.2% Abv

Tasting Note: Intense black cherry, leather, smoke, Christmas spice, and raspberries combine on the exotic aromas that can only be a blend of Grenache & Mourvedre. Sappy fruit and an intense savory streak make for a balance of the two opposing flavors. Still tightly wound and loaded with freshness and precision, this wine will continue to age for many years in your cellar while providing a powerful and appropriately medium-bodied red blend.