Tessier Winery - Mourvedre - Goldbud Vineyard
Overview: Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.
Tessier is the result of Kristie’s passion for the art and science of winemaking. She began handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir and has added Grenache, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Mourvedre. Kristie’s appreciation of French wines — especially those from Burgundy and the Loire and Rhone valleys — has shaped her winemaking choices.
Tasting Notes: Savory and Spicy and everything nice, the Goldbud Mourvedre is a spice chest of aromatics. Roasted vanilla and molasses mingle with clove, lavender and coffee on the nose and introduce a palate that’s plush with spiced plums, ginger, mulberry, and Earl Grey tea. The texture is fleshy, yet the structure is focused and muscular.
Pairing: Beef short ribs
Points: 87, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/13.5%
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