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Friday, February 14, 2014

Drink of the Week: Trio Vintners Mourvèdre

This Valentine’s Day we’re loving Mourvèdre. A featured flavor in our 2014 Imbibe 75 Issue, the one-time blending grape popular in France and Spain has more recently made its solo debut in bottles from domestic vintners ranging from California’s Paso Robles to Walla Walla, Washington. Today’s Drink of the Week—the 2010 Mourvèdre from TrioVintners—is one of the bottles that has grape geeks talking. Greeting the palate with a burst of pink peppercorns up front, the spiciness mellows into flavors of fresh raspberries, crushed fresh herbs and a hint of baking spice on the finish. With food-friendly acidity, but enough heft to hold up to heartier fare, it’s a great bottle for uncorking anytime, Hallmark holiday, or not.