Because sometimes less is more.
This unique expression of Mourvèdre from Contra Costa County favors elegance over power. In short, it’s the perfect wine for those who love nuance and intensity. The Del Barba Mourvèdre leans towards a Red Bandol, with jammy fruit, dried herbs, and a minerality at its base. Bring it to any dinner party and you’ll make lots of friends – we promise.
- Claire Hill is a female winemaker whose first vintage was 2014 in Dry Creek, Sonoma. She gravitates to vineyard sites that have something to say, hold interesting histories, or are “simply magical.”
- The Del Barba vineyard in Contra Costa is surrounded by neighborhoods and the family remains protective of the land, despite the threat of urbanization.
- The Del Barba family has farmed this vineyard for six generations after immigrating to the area from Ireland in the 1880s.
- The vines grow like trees in Delhi blow sand, a soil made up of decomposed granite deposited by wind and water.