Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery

2017 Mourvèdre, Red Hills, Lake County, CA
Availablity

20 in stock

Price:
$39.00
Availablity

20 in stock

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Appearance pale+ garnet
Aromas blackberry, cassis, vanilla bean, anise, black pepper, earthy notes of wet leaves, truffle and barnyard
Palate full bodied with flavors of red berries, cocoa, minerality (gravel), cinnamon with gritty tannins and a long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre's full body and high tannins will pair well with hearty and full-fat dishes. Try it with beef short ribs, barbeque, lamb and veal. Vegetarian dishes seasoned with black pepper or soy sauce will also bring out the umami character of Mourvedre.
Composition

100% Mourvèdre

Region

Red Hills, Lake County, CA


Production
75 cases
Alcohol
14.1%
Accolades

93 points & Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast


About The Vineyard

Sol Rouge is a 70 acre family estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains at elevations averaging over 1800 feet. North of Napa in the foothills of a dormant volcano which formed the North Coast wine country in the Red Hills Appellation of Lake County, this land contains rich, red volcanic soil and, from this unique profile, Sol Rouge derived its name – translating to “Red Soil” in French. Grapes are planted in a “high vine density” configuration allowing each vine to focus on fewer clusters of fruit, leading to greater complexity. Nestled between Mt. Konocti and Benson Ridge, this aggressive sight is all hillside with slopes up to 60% and is said to be the most aggressive and tightly planted vineyard in the Red Hills, with nearly 6000 vines per hectare in some blocks.


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Winemaker Notes

“As one of the primary components of the Sol Rouge Gypsy Rouge, our estate Mourvèdre is often more bountiful than desired for our blend, allowing us to produce a 100% Mourvèdre wine on its own. Each year, we plan to bottle a small amount of either, or both, Grenache or Mourvèdre, primarily for our wine club and mailing list members.” – Proprietor/Winemaker Bryan Kane


Winemaker:

Bryan Kane

Winemaker Bryan Kane Napa Valley

About the Winemaker:

With a commitment to sustainable farming practices, natural winemaking and a focus on making wines from Rhone varietals, Bryan Kane has established himself as an awarding winning winemaker. Recognized as one of the “Next Generation of Cult Winemakers” by Somm Journal and Winemaker of the Year by American Fine Wine Competition, Bryan employs philosophy of “making wine in the field” in his wines and has total control over to implement this approach with Sol Rouge, his family estate vineyard.

After a number of years assisting with winemaking, Bryan Kane was named winemaker of his first commercial project in 2004 with the launch of VIE Winery – a boutique winery focused on making high quality, limited production Rhone varietal and Zinfandel based wines from many of the finest vineyards in California. Within the first two years, VIE gained, what some call, “cult winery” status with each of its wines receiving 90+ point ratings and one being named “Top 100 wines of the Year”.

About the Winery
Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery
Hidden away in the foothills of a dormant volcano in Lake County, just north of Napa Valley, Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery is crafting under-the-radar, award winning wines. Sol Rouge gets its name from the red soils that blanket the region and contribute to the unique quality of the wines. Residing in the Red Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) Sol Rouge sits at elevations over 1800 feet, allowing the vines to bask in the sun above the fog line.
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