Friday night catchup. For fun I pulled this one just to see where it was. Although still a baby it has the makings of all things beautifully. Rich, opulent, beautiful, but not overly anything. Perfect balance. I want to revisit this one in a few years. — 6 months ago
2 hour decant(some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: dark cherry, caramel, creme de cassis, black olives, cedar. Taste: Power and elegance! juicy, opulent wine with stewed cherries, milk chocolate, iron, meaty and a peppery, toasty oak, cocoa long finish with just a touch of heat. YUM! Cannot wait to try again with more age on it. — 25 days ago
My first time trying this wine after hearing about it for so long. Made by the vineyard manager of the famed Bien Nacido vineyard, Chris Hammell.
Clocking in at roughly 50 Grenache/25 Syrah/10 Mourvèdre/10 PS and the rest viognier, this toes the line between SQN/Andremily vibes and serious Paso (Saxum). It sports all of the luxurious fruit but no trace of stems or spice. From start to finish, this is a meaty wine, but not funky. Ripe dark fruits, smoked meat, bit of violets/floral tones. At almost 10yrs, it’s fairly integrated showing dark fig, roasted blackberries, spiced ripe black cherries toward the finish. Bull-in-the-china shop type GSM, but it meets you in the middle if you love big central coast style or Paso. Pop and enjoy. — 8 months ago
Hello beautiful, I mean Mourvedre.
“Simply the best.” ~Black Eyed Peas.
Super expressive nose. Scents of preserved fruit, earth, rose petals and olives. Full-bodied and savory. Layers of complexity, dense fruit, balance and fresh acidity.
The 2019 Mourvedre is 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier. The winemaker, Jim Binns, was assistant winemaker at Sine Qua Non before starting Andremily. The Andremily website offers this on the 2019 — it leaps from the glass offering a head bouquet of smoked meats, ground pepper, boysenberry, blackberries, expresso, and plenty of Mourvedre funk. With a rich full texture, ripe tannins, and a lingering finish that goes on for more than a minute, this is one sexy Mourvedre.
Rule #35 Absolutely nothing wrong with opening a young wine when it is as good as this one ☝️. Yes I could have held it for a few years, but why?!
@55Seventy — a year ago
I’ve had Andremily a couple of times prior but never the Mourvèdre (86% blended with syrah and viognier). It is a big concentrated full bodied wine. Nicely polished. Black fruits, melted liquorice, crushed rock, espresso with some high toned notes of lavender, mint and anise. It became more delicate on day two. Still young but approachable. — a month ago
Last of a 3-pack and another wine (and producer) that I always ask “why don’t I buy more of this?”, especially as prices climb for so many others, yet these stay fairly consistent. Consumed from bottle over the course of an afternoon.
Gold label (extended barrel age). It’s tempting to want to compare these to SQN (or Andremily) due to winemaker, and while they share many similarities, Lillian seems to have a more elegant and floral profile. Deep black/purple in the glass, immediately smells of green whole cluster spice, black peppercorn, lavender and black berry fruit. The palate is very spice driven (herbal, pepper), with ripe red and dark fruit (raspberries, blackberries), and potpurri. Nothing about this is rich or extracted. Still sports a grippy finish, but the acidity right now keeps this well balanced. May get a tiny bit better, but this seems to be in the zone at the moment. — 9 months ago