Today is the launch of a new feature "Thursday's Bottle," Central Coast Wine Press' every-Thursday take on new wines. Short and sweet and written in terms we all understand, "Thursday's Bottle" is just like it sounds: A new bottle to try every Thursday evening. Jalama Wines 2011 Mourvèdre
Rich with dried cherries, white pepper, plum and a hint of nutmeg. Long finish full of sour cherry.
Winemaker Mark Cargasacchi selected his best barrels of mourvèdre from both Curtis and Camp 4 vineyards. Fermented with native yeasts; aged 16 months in neutral French oak; unfined and unfiltered. Production: 100 cases. Released May 2013. Retail: $36. www.jalamawines.com; tasting room in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, www.lompoctrail.com