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2019 GSM
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2019 GSM
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
GSM
Appellation
Monterey
Harvest Date
Sep 27 – Oct 10, 2019
pH
3.69
Aging
64% French oak, 28% American oak, 8% Hungarian oak, 7% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Apr 26, 2021
Alcohol %
14.6
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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.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
GSM
Appellation
Monterey
Harvest Date
Sep 27 – Oct 10, 2019
pH
3.69
Aging
64% French oak, 28% American oak, 8% Hungarian oak, 7% new, 16 months
Bottling Date
Apr 26, 2021
Alcohol %
14.6
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
Our 2019 GSM is comprised of grapes from four of our estate vineyards. The Grenache hails from both our namesake Scheid Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco sub-appellation, a beautifully situated spot with warm days, windy afternoons and cool nights, and our San Lucas Vineyard, a slightly warmer locale with lots of sunshine. The Syrah was sourced from San Lucas, as well as our Mesa del Rio Vineyard, a cool climate venue that results in a subtle spiciness, intense raspberry jam and inky concentration. We grow our Mourvèdre in the Hames Valley sub-appellation, an excellent locale that brings out the earthy, spicy qualities of this grape.
Varietal Composition
41% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked into half-ton bins, destemmed and fermented using select yeast in small fermentation bins. During fermentation, the cap was gently punched down three times a day to gently increase extraction of color and phenolic compounds. The must was drained and then pressed to stainless steel tanks. After settling the heavy solids, the juice was racked clean to small oak barrels for secondary fermentation and aging.
Cases Produced
254