Amphora Winery – 2012 – Mourvèdre – Clarksburg
Fun and funky little Rhône razzmatazz. Earthy and rustic, raw berry and spice waves surround your senses. This is not meant to be for the one who wants the regular, mainstream wine song. The beauty of this wine resides in its innovative precision and defined defiance. I found myself sipping this throughout the evening, last night, and it aligned like a swift jazz tune with the pasta with red sauce and blackened chicken. I’ll be back by the twee little tasting room off of Dry Creek Road any day, to pick up some more. Nice sipping wine— just what I would sip on a quite early evening to some Thievery Corporation, Miles Davis, The Doors— something to put me on edge a bit, make me think as this bottle does.