I reviewed this same wine nearly 2 years ago and at the time said I’d try to hang onto it for a few years to see what it would do. Wow, if my notes from two years ago are accurate, this is now a totally different and aged wine. I loved it before and I love it now, but my note could not be more different! You can read my original review here. I’m talking about the 2005 Quivira Mourvedre. The wine had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.4% alcohol by volume, and I think it cost me around $24 in a club shipment quite some time ago.
On the nose I first noted the aroma of chocolate syrup. I liked it, but less than 5 minutes later I found it completely gone and replaced with bittersweet chocolate, raspberries, spice, pepper, mulberry, strawberry, black tea, dried violets, caramel, a dark herbal note, and black berry lurking in the background. Totally different from two years ago when my notes centered around dark bramble fruit! In the mouth I got tart red fruit, raspberries, strawberries, black cherry, chocolate covered cherries, spice, anise, and some dark fresh blackberries on the finish. Although it’s a completely different wine 2 years later, I still love all that it has to offer.