This is the Cali wine I’ll take to France when I dine at the tables of the best Bandol producers. They’ll look at me with disbelief and existential despair. “Mais... ca Mourvèdre est du Californie?!?” they’ll exclaim, despondently. “And it costs quoi?!?” And I’ll have to tell them. (You don’t lie to the greatest Mourvèdre-whisperers in the world, even to avoid ripping their heart in two.) Exquisite, elegant, spicy, beguiling Rhone red from one of the highest sites in CA by one of the state’s unquestioned masters of the grape. A landmark of California Mourvedre.