Concrete and steel native ferment. Aged 16 months—30% in concrete egg, 55% in 500L puncheon, 15% in neutral barrel. Blend of 38% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 26% Mourvèdre.
This is a carefully crafted blend meant to express the different aspects of the vineyard, while also featuring the interplay of these classic varieties.
red and black raspberry with aromatic tinctures of tarragon and thyme, crushed pink peppercorn, caramelized blood orange, fresh scrubby desert herbs clawing the hillside;
weather basalt outcropping over valley vistas.
2022 - 2032
$180 / 3-pack
Scores & Reviews
Aromas of ripe red cherries, sage and ripe strawberries. Full-bodied with tasty, berry acidity. Fine tannins. Nutmeg and cardamom add charming complexity. Ripe, but bright and a little wild. Savory finish. Totally delicious and fun. 38% Grenache, 36% Syrah and 26% Mourvèdre. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling
A supremely elegant, silky-textured, Grenache-led blend showing aromas and flavors of boysenberries, baking spices and granite. It's fermented then aged for 16 months in a mix of concrete eggs, puncheons and neutral French oak barrels for 16 months. This is the third vintage of this wine, designed to show how different varieties and blocks can combine in harmony yet still show individual vineyard character.
- Brooke Herron, Decanter
A slightly Grenache-heavy split of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, the 2019 GSM Vineyard Series is deep ruby/purple hued with a great nose of ripe blackberries, crunchy black cherries, graphite, ground pepper, and chalky minerality. It's medium to full-bodied, has wonderful overall balance, fine tannins, and a great finish.
- Jeb Dunnuck
The second vintage of this wine is a blend of 38% Grenache, 36% Syrah and 26% Mourvèdre, and it’s a beauty. The aromas pull you into the glass, with piercingly pure notes of red raspberry, plum, pomegranate, white pepper and dried herb, showing delineation and detail. The flavors are rich but balanced, showing layering and purity. It hangs on the finish. There’s enough tannic heft to thrive with time in the cellar. Best after 2025. Cellar Selection.
- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
Stunning deep purple, with a bluish tinted rim, this blend of 36% Grenache, 36% Syrah and 26% Mourvèdre is aged for 16 months in 30% concrete egg, 55% in 500L puncheon, and 15% in neutral barrel. The intoxicating nose expresses exuberant aromas of violet and purple flower petals, boysenberry and peppery notes. Black cherry, clove and a spec of tar dance on the palate. Acidity, tannin, alcohol and fruit are all balanced to deliver a very nice GSM blend from Red Mountain. Only 285 cases produced.
- Jeremy Young, International Wine Report
Showing nice complexity and range on the nose with a savoury mix of red and blue fruits followed by pleasing roundness on the palate. The palate includes a full mouthful of flavour carried by succulent, mouth-coating tannin that is both finessed and expressive. This is a delicious, well-balanced, beautifully made wine that also carries its alcohol impressively well. I am impressed by how much natural acidity is in these wines and how well they deliver flavour, barely revealing the alcohol. Blending serves this wine well by bringing more completeness and balance compared with the 100% Grenache wine, though the Grenache is delicious. Impressive.
- Elaine Chukan Brown, JancisRobinson.com