Harrington Wines - Sumu Kaw Mourvedre 2018 - Red Wine
🚰 Decant: 60+ minutes
🧑🤝🧑 Pair this with meats off the grill... pork chops, steak, lamb, kebabs, grilled veggies.
🌱 Organic & Dry Farming (No Irrigation)
🍇 Grape Variety: Mourvedre
🇺🇸 Region: Sierra Nevada Foothills, California
🧓🏼 Don't be afraid to age this red wine! Older is better.
🤓 This Harrington red wine isn’t as big, bold, and spicy as a typical Mourvedre, although there's plenty of backbone here! Bryan Harrington showcases the more elegant and graceful side of this red wine which is rarely seen with the robust Mourvedre grape. The Mourvedre is sourced from the legendary Sumu Kaw vineyard known for growing high quality Rhone varieties. Sumu Kaw is perched on a ridge-top at 3000 ft above sea level in the middle of a pine forest with deep volcanic loam soils. The high altitude exposure allows the grapes to ripen slowly and retain charming acidity while the volcanic soil provides sensual aromatics.
Bryan Harrington is an urban winemaker who was working in a hidden cellar in industrial San Francisco. After a stint in NY as an artist, he moved back to his hometown of San Francisco and started making amazing wine with a personal touch. Rising rents in the Bay Area have caused him to close his winemaking operation and this will be one of the last wines he will commercially make (for now)!