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Alban Forsythe Mourvedre 2010

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"The 2010 Forsythe is 100% Mourvedre that comes from a small plot of decomposed sandstone soils. Classic Mourvedre with its beef blood, broth, spice and savory dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, solid concentration and bright acidity. There’s no shortage of structure here and this needs cellar time to round into form. Give it 2-3 years and drink bottles through 2025. Its one of the top examples of the variety being made in California today...94+" WA 08/14

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Alban Vineyards:
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemak... Read more
Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemaker John Alban is credited with being one of the first Californians to plant the Rhone varietals Viognier, Rousanne, and Syrah in 1989. His successful pioneering efforts led the way for the California Rhone Ranger movement and have since been a significant source for these varietals for other winemakers and his own Alban Vineyards label. He sources Mourvedre and Grenache from Paso Robles where hotter conditions are more conducive to growing those grapes. Apart from white and red single varietal releases and blends, Alban also produces a dessert wine with botrytis grapes called Rotten Luck. Read less

"The 2010 Forsythe is 100% Mourvedre that comes from a small plot of decomposed sandstone soils. Classic Mourvedre with its beef blood, broth, spice and savory dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, solid concentration and bright acidity. There’s no shortage of structure here and this needs cellar time to round into form. Give it 2-3 years and drink bottles through 2025. Its one of the top examples of the variety being made in California today...94+" WA 08/14

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