The Wine: Mourvedre 2017
One of the best Mourvedre I've tasted lately, incredible nose with candy, small berries, and layers of aromatic herbs. I revisited it a few times and I just couldn't believe how it was evolving in the glass. The palate is fresh and savory - tannins are all there but well integrated. All in all, an amazing wine, kudos to talented winemaker Megan Bell.
The Producer: Margins Wine
from the producer's website
Margins Wine produces low-intervention wines using grapes from underrepresented regions, vineyards, and varietals. We are part of the growing movement in California to make wines from organically farmed vineyards using little to no additives during the winemaking process, thereby showcasing the vineyards the grapes came from.
Much like people living on the 'margins of society,' vineyards can be outcasts too. Most consumers of wine are only familiar with a handful of grape growing regions and types of wine. Margins draw attention to vineyards and varietals throughout northern and central California that find themselves on the margins without the recognition they deserve.
Margins Wine is a small winemaking project of Megan Bell, a winemaker living and working in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Prior to settling on the central coast of California, Megan received her BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and apprenticed in wineries and vineyards in Napa, the Livermore Valley, the Willamette Valley, Central Otago (NZ), and the Loire Valley (France).