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2021 GSM
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2021 GSM
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
GSM
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
78% San Lucas, 22% Hames Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 22-Nov 11, 2021
pH
3.76
Aging
77% French oak, 12% Hungarian oak, 11% American oak, 33% new, 18 months
Bottling Date
Jun 16, 2023
Alcohol %
13.8
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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 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 earthiness of Mourvèdre, this captivating blend is a balance of delightful flavors. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum lead into a mouth of bright juicy black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity, finishing with a lingering touch of oak.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
GSM
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
78% San Lucas, 22% Hames Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 22-Nov 11, 2021
pH
3.76
Aging
77% French oak, 12% Hungarian oak, 11% American oak, 33% new, 18 months
Bottling Date
Jun 16, 2023
Alcohol %
13.8
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
Our 2021 GSM is comprised of grapes from a combination of our Monterey County vineyards. San Lucas and Hames Valley Vineyards are both primo spots for growing intense red varietals, including Cabernet and Syrah, that thrive in the warmer growing conditions that exist in the southern part of the Monterey County AVA. Here, the long, warm days and cool, breezy evenings produce lively reds that burst with ripe, fleshy fruit. 
Varietal Composition
44% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 22% 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
195