Our GSM – comprised of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – is a traditional Rhône blend. To reach the ideal ripeness-to-acid balance, Rhône varietals need a long growing season 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, dull wine. 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 jamminess and lushness of Syrah, and the subtle spice and earth of Mourvèdre, this captivating blend is a balance of delightful flavors. Aromas of currant, cherry and raspberry on a medium-bodied palate of bright fruit and balanced acidity lead into a lingering red fruit finish.