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Greatest Wine No One Has Heard Of ???– Mourvedre

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Hey wine lovers, do you want to try something really good and different?  After all, isn’t that what every wine consumer is looking for??  …. something new or unique, or something you just discovered or never had before.  Go to The Vault at the West Palm Beach Brewery at 332 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 and try I Want Different….Mourvedre  !    You’ll be glad  you did.  Yup, that’s right: I’m letting you in on a dirty little secret.  Mourvedre is a great wine and The Vault (see below) is going to offer it to you straight up and also blended with select lots of Syrah and Grenache.   How did we get here?  The owner has LOVED Mourvedre since he first tried it on a trip to Sonoma and Napa about 20 years ago.  That wine was actually from Contra Costa County, California.  He’s been on the hunt for world class, top quality Mourvedre since then, including a trip to Bandol, France http://bandolwines.net/Bandol   last summer where he sampled dozens of wines and Rose’s. So…. wine fans !!…. Here’s what you need to know about this great wine and why this great red wine should be on your table and in your wine cellar.

  • Mourvedre .   Yes, this brewery has wine !!  What?  Yup: the West Palm Beach Brewery has not only craft beer made right here, and served in the tap room at 37 degrees, but it also has sells premium (you-can-only-get-these-wines-here) wine at this brewery’s wine bar, tasting room and retail store, while also offering great food in its kitchenhttps://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-food/   Now, back to this great red wine…….Mourvedre is a red grape which makes great red wine!   But, it can be made in different or various styles. Some can be light + fruity, or medium bodied and fanciful, or others can be darker, more brooding, richer and, in southern France, express more saddle leather or dirt or even a bit of barnyard or roasted meat.  After all, the red grape Mourvedre originates from the Rhone Valley and was widely planted, is still widely planted, in Spain, called Monastrell.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourv%C3%A8dre
  • Greatest Wine No One Has Heard Of?  The owner loves Mourvedre!  Pankauski Cellars contracts with very specific, select vineyards in Santa Barbara County wine region, for the purchase of high quality Mourvedre.  For the 2018 harvest, he is expected to contract for approximately 6 tons of Mourvedre grapes.  In fact, shortly, probably in September of 2018, Drum Canyon Cellars will release their 2017 GSM Blend, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.  Mourvedre is delicious but it’s not, admittedly, on everyone’s list.  It’s not that well known. But, when it’s done well, it’s great !  And while many winemakers blend Mourvedre with other red grapes, like Syrah and Grenache, a stand alone Mourvedre is unique, different and wonderful!  Just delicious. So, soon, you will be able to compare, side by side, the fruity, forward and fanciful 2015 I Want Different…Mourvedre versus the 2017 Drum Canyon Cellars GSM Blend.  Do you like red blends?  The Vault has ’em ! 
  • I Want Different.    So, shortly, probably in July , 2018, a wonderful 2015 Mourvedre will go on sale at the West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault.  The Vault is the wine component at the brewery at 332 Evernia Street.  The Vault is the wine shop, Napa Valley like tasting room and wine bar.  It features over 20 high quality,   https://www.westpalmbeer.com/our-wines/  premium wines from places like Oakville, Howell Mountain, and Rutherford in Napa, to select blocks from sought-after vineyards in Sta Rita Hills and Sonoma.  This 2015 I Want Different…. will be $30 per bottle and is actually from a very select block in Yakima Valley, Washington.  Washington state has some amazing (amazing !) red wine, particularly red blends, Syrahs and Cabernet Sauvignons.
  • Release Party.   Look for a Facebook or EventBrite  https://www.eventbrite.com/  announcement for a release party for the I Want Different….  The release party will cost $20 per person, and you will get the chance to sample this great red wine, as well as munch on charcuterie, cheese and nibbles.  And, who doesn’t like a deal, right?  So, if you attend the I Want Different….release party, you will get amazing wine savings: 20% off all bottles purchased during this event and 30% off all cases purchased.  An amazing deal !!  

 

 

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Jul 5, 2018