Saturday, June 20, 2020

Introducing Mending Wall

Introducing Mending Wall, a superstar cult wine collaboration, brand new to Missouri!
    "This beautiful, new winery on the Silverado a who’s who of Napa Valley for sure!"
-Robert M. Parker Jr.

Mending Wall is a new small production Napa wine project headed by Frank Dotzler (of Outpost), Mark Pulido and Donna Walker (of Pulido-Walker), Thomas Rivers Brown (of Schrader), and Genevieve Marie Welsh (of Rivers-Marie).

Currently in stock at Rock Hill only
2016 Mortar & Stone Red Proprietary Red.....$49.99
123 Cases produced, Not rated
Combining the power of Mountain-grown Zinfandel with the voluptuous texture of Calistoga Petite Sirah can be magical. Mending Wall Mortar and Stone is a stunning example of this. The Zinfandel arose from a special vineyard atop Altas Peak, and the Petite Sirah comes from one of the most celebrated vineyards for that varietal in the New World, Palisades Vineyard.

2015 Mending Wall Napa Valley Cabernet.....$83.99
524 Cases produced, Not Rated
Delicately perfumed and impeccably balanced, the 2015 Mending Wall Cabernet Sauvignon is the best, most complete version of this wine to date. Bright red fruit sits on top of a bed of finely grained tannin that gives the wine structure & mouthfeel without being drying. Approachable on release, this wine only improves in the glass and should drink well for the next 8-10 years.

2017 Mending Wall Cabernet Tournahu Vineyard.....$119.99
294 Cases Produced
The 2017 takes everything we loved about the 2016 and amplifies it. The midpalate has wonderful depth and power, while the ripe, fine tannins provide structure and length without being obvious or drying. The 2017 is cut from the same cloth as the 2016 and offers a full-bodied, rich, smoky, meaty edge as well as lots of herbal, tobacco, and walnut nuances. Accessible now with a few hours in the in decanter, this wine has composition to age gracefully for at least a decade or more.
There’s a ripe herb/herbal edge in the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Tournahu Vineyard, which comes from a vineyard on the valley floor located on an old riverbed. Lots of black fruits, salted meats, and cured black olives define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, concentrated, and structured on the palate. It’s a serious wine that will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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