Taste of Rhone 2019
Our 2015 Grenache is subtly seductive, and your first sip invites another...and another. It has a lovely strawberry fruit character, floral aromatics, and it dances light and lively on the palate. This wine is so delicious that it is unlikely to spend much time in your cellar in any event, but it will still develop nicely over the next one to three years. Lovely fruit character and a friendly and appealing structure make this a great wine to sip on its own, and yet it has the complexity to compliment a range of meals. We think the flavors of this wine would pair beautifully with a slow-cooked roast of pork or a roasted leg of lamb with North African spices, lemon, and onions.
Some things just go together: salt and pepper, bread and butter, bacon-lettuce-tomato… and Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. These three varietals (in various proportions) form the backbone of notable blends throughout France’s Rhone Valley, and they are equally companionable here in Dry Creek Valley. In our 2015 “GSM”, the Grenache (60%) provides a seductive strawberry fruit that wraps around a brooding, dark-noted core of Syrah (16%). The Mourvèdre (24%) seasons the blend with a woodsy spice. The result is a lovely synergy, a wine that is appealing right now, but that promises to amply reward a little bottle-age.
Our 2013 Mourvèdre rewards a little patience: its initial aromas go beyond the fruit and flower realm, and into the earth, with scents redolent of forest floor and herbes de Provence. As it opens inthe glass, and with food, those earthy notes shine in counterpoint to the flavors of stemmy red fruit, and end with just a touch of spice and minerality.
This collection consists of one bottle each of our:
GSM, Dry Creek Valley
List Price: $108, Holiday price: 97.20. Wine Club members receive their standard club discounts based off list price.
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