Robledo Family Winery
Dinner and A Mourvedre
California: Amador County
Mourvedre, one of the most expensive grape varietals of southern France, thrives in Amador County. Today’s fun and approachable Mourvedre comes to us by way of a collaboration between professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez and Robledo Family Winery.
Chi Chi’s Dinner and a Mourvedre is a budget-friendly wine that is a delightful companion for a wide variety of food pairings. We’ll enjoy our sample bottles over the July 4th weekend with BBQ chicken and spareribs. Classic Spanish fare would also be a great choice.
A blend of 94% Mourvedre and 6% Nebbiolo, this Chipatchi Vineyard (so named for Chi Chi and his wife, Pat) blend is a delightful and light-hearted wine that won’t land you in a sand trap!
Lovely and translucent with a color that reminds us of fresh cherry juice.
Black cherry, subtle blackberry, blueberry, black tea, dried leather, and black currant. Cedar, pine, oak and toast round out the nose.
Rich and gamey, with dark stewed fruit of black plum and blackberry, along with leather, cedar and a hint of savory fresh herbs.
Long and dark with leather and dark mineral that is supported throughout the palate, even as a bracing dryness spreads to the far corners of the mouth.
Enjoy this intriguing wine with a Spanish chorizo and potato casserole or a classic seafood Paella.