Herman Story, One Hit Wonder, Mourvèdre 2018
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One Hit Wonder- 100% Mourvedre. First produced in 2011 as a blend of Syrah & Grenache from a vineyard that from had under contract for a single year, One Hit Wonder is reserved for those rare wines that soar to the top of the charts in the cellar and will never be repeated. The 2013 vintage is the first single varietal Mourvedre From has released, all from the famed Alta Mesa section of the Santa Barbara Highlands vineyard.
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