2007 Core Mister Moreved, Alta Mesa Vineyard
94 Points - The Rhone Report
One of the best things about WineHeist is tasting wine from so many great producers, and seeing the diversity of California vintners. This week we are not only featuring a producer new to WineHeist, we are also featuring a grape variety that is a little off the beaten path. The Mourvedre grape is often used as a piece of the blend in wines from the Southern Rhone, and in Australian "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) blends based upon these Rhone wines. It is only featured as a single variety wine in the Bandol region (and others in Provence), and certain regions of Spain, but it is fairly rare to fine one from California, and especially to find one as distinctive as this offering from Core Wines in Santa Maria. This unusual wine is definitely one that shouldn't be missed by anyone who enjoys trying something a little bit different.
Vineyards: Alta Mesa Vineyard
About The Winery...
Core wine company is a family run winery located in Santa Maria Ca. Their primary vineyard is the Alta Mesa vineyard, located in Eastern Santa Barbara county in Cuyama Valley. They also get fruit from Laetitia, Camp 4, Rodney's and French Camp, all located in Santa Barbara County.
Learn more at www.corewine.com.