2012 Triple Layer Red
Our Triple Layer Red – comprised of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – is a traditional Rhône blend. For Rhône varietals, which need a long growing season to reach an ideal ripeness-to-acid balance, the environment of Monterey County is ideal. They are sun lovers but if the warm days are not tempered, the result is a flabby, low-in-flavor wine. To grow top quality Rhône grapes, a very key ingredient is the howling wind, known in France as le mistral. In the Salinas Valley, it is known as 1 pm. Although each tier of our Triple Layer Red is quite delicious and wonderful all on its own, blending the lively trio known in some parts as GSM takes it to a different level of complexity. Featuring the bright, ripe raspberry fruit of Grenache, the jamminess and lushness of Syrah, and the subtle spiciness and earthiness of Mourvèdre, this captivating blend is a triple layer of delightful flavors.