From warm, sheltered Lake County, conditions for the late-ripening Mourvèdre are ideal here.
Slightly carbonic on the nose, but with deeper tones - aromas of blackberries and black cherries, violets and iris, mocha, mint, leather, earth, and game. Smooth, velvety tannins on the palate and vibrant acidity. Wonderfully fresh for a full-bodied wine – sophisticated yet extremely drinkable. Under 700 bottles made!
Benevolent Neglect was established by two friends from the east coast, Ben Brenner and Matt Nagy. They had both formally worked at well respected wineries, with Ben working at Rutherford Wine Co, whilst Matt was producing some of California's most highly scored and finest wines at Maybach cellars. In his time at Maybach, he produced an astounding 11 100-point wines, price point starting at $400!! With these credentials, Benevolent Neglect was always certain to be a true star. As the name suggests, they work with as little intervention as possible, farming with great care, and working in the cellar with a 100% transparent policy - minimal additions and no fining or filtration on the reds. Quantities of many wines are tiny and we’re incredibly fortunate to represent the uber talented pair in the UK. There might not be any fancy reviews or quotes yet about them, but trust us, it’s only a matter of time before Benevolent Neglect and their exceptional wines are discovered.