2016 Carhartt Venture™ Southerly

$47.00

Blend: 75% Mourvedre – Curtis and Riata Oaks Vineyard, 25% Grenache – Riata Oaks Vineyard

Nose (aromas): flint, red tea, wildberry bush

Flavor (palate): black tea, clove, tart black cherry, touch of salinity

Winemaker’s Notes: This wine is named after the “Southern” wine regions of France, specifically a Provencal region called Bandol, where Mourvedre is either made in single varietal format or used as the main grape in a blend. Try pairing this wine with any earth driven dish, from olive tapenades and fresh bread, to smoked chicken rubbed with herbes de Provence – or even baked ziti in a mushroom bechamel.    

Ageing Potential: Now – 2027+

Additional Notes: This is only the second vintage of Southerly, and the first was way back in 2013! As this wine ages, it will exhibit the classic “Mourvedre earth” aroma as I like to call it, losing only a bit of freshness, but gaining many complex layers in the process!

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Produced & Bottled by Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang, Ca

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

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