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GABILAN MOUNTAINS GSM

2015


“The 2015 GSM Gabilan Mountain is dark, powerful and intense. In this vintage, the mourvedre set a generous crop, while the Syrah and Grenache did not. The high percentage of mourvedre yields a wine with stunning aromatic presence and tons of personality. Lavender, rose petal, plum and pomegranate infuse this gorgeous wine. The 2015 is aromatically intense, vivid and utterly compelling.”
94 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

“From the Antle and Brosseau vineyards in the Chalone AVA, this 53% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 17% Syrah blend offers rich caramel, chocolate, black-cherry and bay leaf aromas on the nose. There’s a great display of herbs across the palate, giving depth to the rich black-plum backdrop, framed by rounded acidity and tannic tension. ”
93 points, Editor’s Choice- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

“The 2015 Gabilan Mountains GSM checks in as 53% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, and the rest Syrah that was 40% destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. It has a vibrant bouquet of black fruits, smoked meats, spice, and ample mineral/rocky notes. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant, it has both richness and finesse, and it’s going to age gracefully for upwards of a decade.”
92 points- Jeb Dunnuck

2014


94 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

“The 49% Grenache shows strongly on the nose of this bottling, which also includes 32% Mourvèdre and 19% Syrah, with aromas of rose petals, hibiscus, fruit punch and exotic red spices on the nose. The palate is lighter bodied and very quaffable, with flavors of dark hibiscus and red plum. The tannins are a bit firm and need some time to smooth.”
91 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

2013


93 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast