The historic Enz vineyard was planted in 1922 deep in the central coast’s Gabilan Mountain range located east of Monterey. The vineyard is dry-farmed and organically tended, growing in a unique mix of granite and limestone-rich loam. The gnarled 95 year old Mourvèdre vines are head-trained, basket-pruned, and own rooted. Enz has the distinction of being the sole vineyard in the Lime Kiln Valley AVA.
Hand-harvested on September 19th, the Mourvèdre grapes were foot-tread and fermented 100% whole cluster with native yeast, basket pressed, then aged in five neutral oak barrels for ten months, then bottled July 12th 2018. A core of dense Mourvèdre fruit, balanced with luscious floral, wild rose aromatics and earthy tannin connote depth and elegance. 12.6% abv