Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre 2018
Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation Amador County
Wine Type Red - Still
Farming Organic (since 2013)
Vineyard The vineyard sits at an elevation of 2000 feet. Shake Ridge has perhaps best been described as a small village of vineyards rather than one contiguous site. Planted throughout 40 acres of rolling hills, each little parcel has a different slope, aspect and soil profile creating many different microclimates within the same vineyard.
Soil Volcanic, decomposed granite, quartz.
Viticulture Vineyards are farmed using organic methods.
Vinification 100% Whole Cluster Fermentation. Native yeast. No temperature controlled fermentation. Lightly tread by foot throughout fermentation (1-2x a day).
Aging Aged for 10 months in 11 year old used french oak 600L Demi-Muid. Racked only at bottling. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Production 135 Cases.
Notes “If Shake Ridge Mourvèdre is the quintessential Dirty and Rowdy wine, the 2018 is the quintessential Shake Ridge. Light+ bodied, electric in its deliciousness, elegant, and vibrating with life and rock.Frozen raspberry earth, sun kissed rock, midnight weddings in bucolic hills blooming with promise. Soprano sax and trumpeting notes traveling 'through polygons fighting pentagons!' Behold! Lingering starships on the horizon, mouthwatering, and inspiring wonderrrrrrrrr." - Hardy Wallace
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