Broc Cellers Martian Vineyard Santa Barbara County Mourvedre 2012

Recommendation: Simply delicious and a wine worth some extra effort to find.

Winery/Producer: Broc Cellers; Berkely, California.

Grape Variety: Mourvedre.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Santa Barbara County.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $24.42 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken with olives, onion, pineapple, salsa and tomatoes flavored with cinnamon and cumin; brown rice, peas.


    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby red color with a light rim. Intense plum and wet wood aromas. Very SMOOTH, POWERFUL spicy taste with abundant plum, cherry and current. And, all this flavor continues through a long dry finish and an even longer after-taste. The strong flavors are “New World” but they are so good there is an intoxicating character to the wine. Simply delicious and a wine worth some extra effort to find.

    She said: Ruby red color, opaque, with irregular thin, zippy legs that believe the 12% alcohol content. Luscious intense aroma of dark cherry with a hint of current. The mouth was dry, flavorful, with lots of dark fruit flavors and had a light to medium body. The tannins were soft but lasted into the long finish along with the flavors. There was even a noticeable lingering after taste that continued the flavors. I liked the wine better as a sipping wine than with the dinner. The cinnamon in the dinner drowned out the flavors in the wine and obscured the finish. I would buy this wine again for its fruitiness but in general prefer a wine with more body to balance the intense flavors.

    Whole-cluster grapes used by Broc Cellars.
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Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 8 99516 00301 4

Imported by: NA

Photo from Broc Cellars.