OK, it seems like every time I visit a local grape hospital I get kicked right in the gut with another great bottle of juice. I visited Wilderotter’s intimate and cozy natural stone tasting room again, where I last found one of my favorite Sauvé Blancs. This time winemakers Jay Wilderotter and Sam Domingo have given birth, no matter how weird that sounds, to a simply outstanding, if not the best, Mourvedre I’ve tasted in some time. The wine is a medium body juice with a nose of cherries and plum. Its super smooth on the palate, loads of fruit and finishes outrageously smooooth with a little cocoa to sweeten your experience. Only 240 cases were delivered by the wine doctors, so if you’d like to sip a little bit of heaven, I suggest you make your move soon. While you’re there, have Ravel guide you through the tasting menu, and being the great cook she is, she’ll also give you some fantastic paring ideas. And not to forget anything about Wilderotter, it’s a great place to bring a picnic lunch. The Mourvedre pares with almost anything you might bring to chow-down on, and you’ll be doing that in one great setting. The winery has its shaded picnic area basically right in the estates vineyard. Very peaceful and relaxing, especially with the tasting room only a few steps away, so you won’t have far to go for that second bottle! Visit their web site, plan a visit and make your move!
19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669 209. 245.6016