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2019

GSM

Vineyard Series

Winemaking

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% Mourvèdre, 26% Syrah.

Place

This is a carefully crafted blend meant to express the different aspects of the vineyard, while also featuring the interplay of these classic varieties.

Winemaker’s Notes

Palate-coating,
red and black raspberry with aromatic tinctures of tarragon and thyme, crushed pink peppercorn, caramelized blood orange, fresh scrubby desert herbs clawing the hillside;
silky finish,
weather basalt outcropping over valley vistas.

AVA

Columbia Valley

Drink

2022 - 2032

$180 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

94

Points

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% Mourvèdre and 26% Syrah. Drink or hold.

- James Suckling

93-95+

Points

Deep ruby/purple, the 2019 GSM WeatherEye Vineyard is loaded with notions of black and blueberry fruits, notes of peppery herbs, blood orange, and candied violets, medium to full body, ripe, velvety tannins, and a great finish. It's a seriously good-looking barrel sample. This cuvée is 38% Grenache, 36% Syrah, and 26% Mourvèdre, aged in concrete eggs and 500-liter French oak.

- Jeb Dunnuck

93

Points

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

93

Points

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