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2016 Cypher Mourvedre or Mataro "Kiler Canyon Vineyard"

Cypher 2016 Mourvedre

Winery: Cypher

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kiler Canyon Vineyard"

Wine Category: Mourvedre or Mataro

Grape blend: 95% Mourvedre & 5% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 49

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 23, 2019

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and dark red colored Mourvedre from Cypher opens with a pomegranate bouquet with a hint of strawberry and craisin. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is red plum with notes of oak, clove and black pepper. I also detected hints of cinnamon and pomegranate mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit are nicely extended. This Mourvedre would pair well with rosemary and garlic lamb chops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A varietal not often seen on its own, but worthy of recognition. I love the dark blackberry fruit, black pepper, and anise, tobacco, and a splash of Petite Sirah brings big blueberry and dark fruit to the mid-palate.

Organic status: not organic

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