Winemaker Jesse Skiles is fully embracing his not-so-inner goofball with wine names like Fish Sauce and this, Super MSG!, but we need a little more irreverance in the world of wine. If it were just a cutesy ploy, we'd dismiss it but damn if this isn't a super-tasty wine. The name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the varietal blend: Mourvedre (34%), Syrah (22%), Grenache (20%), and Counoise (24% but it didn't quite fit with the name). Together, they equal a red blend that's almost as addictive as its namesake, delivering a perfect balance of scrumptious fruit and spice.
Skiles, a cook by heart and trade, made the switch in 2008 from the kitchen to the winery, almost by accident. His wines have always been driven by locale, climate, and cuisine, while also rooted in the traditions of the historic homeland of his profession, the Rhone Valley. Jesse's wines are meant to be enjoyed with food and friends, so get to it.