Relic Wines

Ritual Napa Valley Mourvedre Blend

9.322 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Ron Yates

This is my favorite Rhone blend out of Napa. Don't pass it up.

This is my favorite Rhone blend out of Napa. Don't pass it up.

Jan 7th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

A southern Rhone blend

A southern Rhone blend

Oct 1st, 2014
Jaylene Gipson

Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignane, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Awesometown. Go get some.

Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignane, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Awesometown. Go get some.

Oct 13th, 2013
Mark Flesher

Playing a little catch up.... I have some younger Archive, which I was going to open within a couple of years. However, this GSM blend crafted in a year arguably more difficult has really made me rethink my decision. This wine is doing just fine tonight. Took about 45 minutes for some of the oddities to blow off. Started with an orange rind kind of note which did resolve. The nose at first was brambleberry, ginger, tangerine, herbs, black cherry and flowers. The entry after 30-45 minutes was more on the black cherry and brambleberry side. Wildflowers. The nose never quite blew off that tangerine note, but the palate went solid red and herbal and even drew some green olive and tobacco to the middle. Good acidity from front to back. These wines are very well made. I do not believe that this one is on the way down, but it certainly isn't going to get any better so this is the time to start enjoying these if you have not done so already!

Playing a little catch up.... I have some younger Archive, which I was going to open within a couple of years. However, this GSM blend crafted in a year arguably more difficult has really made me rethink my decision. This wine is doing just fine tonight. Took about 45 minutes for some of the oddities to blow off. Started with an orange rind kind of note which did resolve. The nose at first was brambleberry, ginger, tangerine, herbs, black cherry and flowers. The entry after 30-45 minutes was more on the black cherry and brambleberry side. Wildflowers. The nose never quite blew off that tangerine note, but the palate went solid red and herbal and even drew some green olive and tobacco to the middle. Good acidity from front to back. These wines are very well made. I do not believe that this one is on the way down, but it certainly isn't going to get any better so this is the time to start enjoying these if you have not done so already!

Oct 10th, 2019
China Feinberg

really wonderful, warm and welcoming

really wonderful, warm and welcoming

Jan 23rd, 2015
Charles Hudson

Probably should have exercised patience and waited another year. Still great already, though.

Probably should have exercised patience and waited another year. Still great already, though.

Aug 13th, 2014
Carey Sullivan

So far our favorite from our Napa trip. Such a great wine.

So far our favorite from our Napa trip. Such a great wine.

Jan 26th, 2014
Adam Crane

Adam had this 5 years ago

Adam had this 5 years ago

Jan 14th, 2015
Marshal Walker

Owner Harvest Napa

8.5

Marshal had this 6 years ago

Marshal had this 6 years ago

Sep 28th, 2013
John Bates

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2017