2020 GSM
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2020 GSM
2020 GSM
2020 GSM
2020 GSM

A blend of three varietals produce a wine that both cascades flavors on the palate and aromas on the nose. Orange County Wine Society rates our 2018 GSM 90pts with a Gold medallion.

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DESCRIPTION:

GSM is an abbreviation of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and synonymous with the classic "Southern Rhone Blend". Our blend tends to model after the French model which at easy drinking and less powerful compared to it's Australian counterpart. 


WINE MAKING NOTES:

Grape Blend: 46% Grenache, 39% Syrah,15% Mourvedre

TA: 6.2 gm/L  |  PH: 3.55  |  RS: .39  |  Alcohol: 14.8%

Fermentation: open ferment  |  Oak: American and French  | Oak age: 18 months  |  Harvest Brix: 24.4 (average)  |  Bottle Date: 6-01, 2022  |  Cases Produced: 560  |  Maturity: now until 2026


FLAVOR AND AROMA NOTES: Displays aromatics of French Oak spice, plumb abd dark cherry. the palate is a layer of red berries, such as current,plumb and finishes with a distinct smokiness. Well balanced with the acid to a clean finish. 


PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

This wine pairs well with pork chops, pork tenderloin, lamb chops and cheesy potatoes. 


VINEYARD NOTES:

Estate grown in Temecula Valley. 


WINEMAKER - Kestutis Vizgirda

Kestutis "Gus" Vizgirda believes the secret to good winemaking begins in the vineyard. That's why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.  For over two decades, Vizgirda has worked at several local wineries, working with some of the Valley's best winemakers to refine his craft. Today, he has developed his own unique approach to making wine and has won gold medals for several of his varietals.

In addition to serving as Wilson Creek's Winemaker, Vizgirda teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University Extended Studies campus. He is also a judge at several local and international wine competitions.


AWARDS:

Specially released for wine club ship October 2022. 

REVIEWS: Wine Server Herber's Favorite Pick: "GSM got its name by being a blend of our Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedré grapes. This is one of my favorites because it starts off low fruit forward but finishes off nice and dry. I would pair this with a tri-tip because the smokiness of the meat would complement this light bodied red."