2011 Nine Gables Mission Old Vine

2011.9gables.mission2011 Nine Gables Mission Old Vine 

The Mission grape is an old varietal and one of the first to make its way to North America with Spanish missionaries. I always find Mission an interesting experience on my palate. I have tasted so few in my adventures but as soon as it hits my mouth I feel like I am welcoming an old friend.

Sweet blueberry and licorice notes. A welcoming nose. Something familiar here but fleeting. The palate gets toasted wood, smoke and plum. Its a mellow wine that comes from a mellow grape. Delicate acids ride the palate from beginning to end. The finish starts with a few sour tannins then finishes as if its resting in a recliner. Easy does it.

Retail: $20

http://www.9gables.com/

(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)


 

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