Washington State Red Wine
Sugarloaf Vineyard, Lonesome Spring Vineyard and Elephant Mountain Vineyard
Small open top stainless steel fermenters. The cap was gently punched down by hand three times per day. The wine was left of the skins for seven to ten days and then pressed and transferred to barrel to finish fermentation.
14 months in neutral French oak barrels and puncheons
The 2014 GSM blend is heavily influenced by Grenache, which lends pretty scents of candied violets, strawberries, and blackberries. Nicely balanced acidity, with pervasive black cherry notes and a gravelly minerality to the midpalate. The Syrah adds an earthy undertone which is complemented by the white pepper punch of Mourvèdre. The finish is vibrant, lingering, with a distinctive gamey quality reminiscent of campfire. Enjoy!
Gold – Seattle Wine Awards