2015 GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre), Sonoma County
Red Rhone Blend
This wonderful Rhone beauty is 50% Grenache from theFountain Grove AVA in Sonoma, 25% Mourvedre from the Sonoma Mountain AVA in southern Sonoma, and 25% Syrah from the Broken Leg Vyd in the deep end of the Anderson Valley AVA.
Great legs - err, Broken Legs... haha - in the glass. It's fruit-forward on the nose; the red fruit of the Grenache, the funk of the Mourvedre, and some leather and spice from the Syrah. A classic nose. The mouth is balanced, a little tanginess from the Grenache, richness in the mid-palate from the Syrah and Mourvedre... the finish goes on and on.
Released at 5 years of age, but will age more in about 10 years. Only 9 barrels of this were made - that's 225cs.
Food pairings: Any meat with herbs de Provence, to go with the Grenache, like a pork loin. Roasted root vegetables, something with a little spice, Indian spices, parsnip purée. Also, a polenta with a red sauce and end of summer vegetables and Pecorino Romano.