2021 Mounts Lunacy & Nonsense Tempranillo Blend Estate Grown Dry Creek Valley
Vibrant red-ruby in color. Bountiful fragrance of boysenberry, plum, and black current intertwined with spice, leather, and earth. This medium-to-full bodied is action packed with flavors of blackberry compote, cocoa, and hints of caramelized dried fig.
Estate vineyard. Tempranillo, Clone FPS11.1 planted in 2018. Syrah, Clone Durrell planted in 2000. Petit Verdot, Clone 400 planted in 2010.
Why Lunacy & Nonsense?
Taking a risk as I often do, and planting a variety like Tempranillo on our estate with no examples to follow seems precarious. How well would it grow? How is the wine going to turn out? Will the product sell? As a farmer we face risk daily so to add another level of anxiety by your own doing doesn’t make sense and to some, it’s pretty crazy. The risk paid off and Lunacy & Nonsense was born.
- David Mounts
15% Petit Verdot
||Dry Creek Valley
||September 12, 2021
||21 day total skin contact
18 months in 60% new French oak.
||8 to 10 years
||Native yeast fermentation in one-ton open top fermenters