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2022 Marilyn's Mourvedre

2022 Marilyn's Mourvedre
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Tasting Notes: 

Folks stop in their tracks and applaud at the sight of Marilyn's Mourvèdre. This is a single-vineyard red from Home Ranch, a sandy, well-draining site in Contra Costa County, and it knows how to make an impression. Candied red berry fruit is outspoken. Medium-bodied with silky tannins, it is all charged up with cinnamon-dusted cherries and plums.

Appellation Notes: Home Ranch Vineyard, Contra Costa County AVA

We’ll never forget the first time we drove out to see vineyards in Contra Costa, located within the San Francisco Bay AVA, quite east of the city. We ate Ribeyes and baked beans at Mac’s Old House in Antioch and trekked among the vines. The AVA border begins west of the towns of Martinez and Contra Costa, where vineyards are sandwiched between apartment buildings shopping malls, and rooted along the highways that follow the Sacramento-San Joaquin inland river delta. The AVA spans east, and its northern border follows the delta past Oakley and south to Byron. In the 1890s, a host of immigrants, mostly Italian, who had come for the 1849 Gold Rush, established vineyards in the sandy banks along the delta—field blends of Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Mataro, Petite Sirah, and most notably Zinfandel. Incredibly, some are still producing grapes today. The wines are deliciously bold with dark blue and black fruit flavors. 

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Contra Costa County
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