Our GSM – comprised of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – is a traditional Rhône blend. Rhône varietals need a long growing season to reach the ideal ripeness-to-acid balance and the environment of Monterey County is ideal. They are sun lovers but if the warm days are not tempered, the result is a lackluster, 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 component of our GSM is quite delicious and wonderful all on its own, blending the lively trio takes it to a different level of complexity. Featuring the bright, ripe raspberry fruit of Grenache, the juiciness and lushness of Syrah, and the subtle spice and earth of Mourvèdre, this captivating blend is a balance of delightful flavors. Aromas of cherry, strawberry and currant with notes of vanilla invite a second glass. A medium-bodied palate brings hints of bright fruit and integrated oak with a lingering red fruit finish.