3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 2012 Syrah-Mourvèdre, Snake River Valley, $26

By on March 22, 2015

3-horse-ranch-vineyards-syrah-mourvedre-2012-labelThe Cunninghams, who have filed a petition for the establishment of the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area north of Boise, Idaho, produce a straight Mourvèdre from their estate, but here they use it to create a Rhône-style blend based on Syrah (83%). Its aromatic profile includes lively notes of red currant, blackberry and chokecherry with cocoa powder, bay leaf and alder smoke. The spicy flavors offer up tones of black plum, Craisins and dusty rose hips, tied together within a structure of polished tannins and red currant acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 493 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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