Morse Mourvedre – Bargain Alert

At the Burlingame Safeway for $9.99 or $9 for a six pack

At the Burlingame Safeway for $9.99 or $9 for a six pack

About the Morse Mourvedre Bargain

Vintage Wine Taster Mike reviewed the Morse Mourvedre 2008  in Wine Values & Bargains in February. Mike rated the wine at 90 points and at that time the Safeway was selling this wine for $11. I have also tried the wine and I weigh in at 88 points. The wine is 80% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, all from Amador County.

Now here is the kicker. The Burlingame Safeway recently received 20 cases of this wine and is blowing it out for $9.99 a bottle, or $9 if you buy six or more.  My recommendation is this. If you live in or close to the Burlingame Safeway, buy a bottle and try it with a meat dish like lamb or poultry. If you like it, dash back and buy more. If you live far from the Safeway, take a weekend drive to the Burlingame Safeway and buy one bottle. Take it out to the parking lot, pop the cork and give it a try. If you like it, head back in and buy more. This wine is mellow with soft tannins and balanced flavors. The aftertaste is generous and enticing. Realize that this is a Mourvedre wine and not wine in the style of big Cabernet or Zinfandel. If you are a big, bold, and fruit-forward wine drinker, this wine is probably not for your palate. At this price, I would imagine that the wine will sell out within the next couple of weeks or less.

Have a terrific 4th of July Weekend.

Comments

  1. I purchased the Morse Mourvedre yesterday. I found that it took a good hour to open up. Once it did it became much softer and slightly but enjoyably fruity with soft tannins. I went back and bought more bottles. Mike, the Safeway wine steward, told me there were just 5 cases left and they would be gone by the weekend. I agree with Joe – 88 points.

    • I agree with you Bruce on the aeration. I found that the wine needs a good hour or more to open. I am surprised that the word got out that quickly and only 5 cases are left.
      Joe

  2. Michael says:

    Bruce, correction, when you came in, I had SOLD 5 cases.

    As I left last night there are about 10 cases left. It should be gone by the weekend. Hope all that desire this gem will get some.

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