2016 GSM
Napa Valley


2016 Girard GSM Red Blend, Napa Valley, 750ml
$40.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Proprietary Name
GSM
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Alcohol content
14.5%
Release Type
Current

Vintage Notes
2016 was another near perfect growing season with idyllic weather throughout the year. Harvest was a bit earlier than usual, and yields were balanced. Most importantly, the quality of fruit was once again impressive, marked by complex aromatics and flavors for this highly coveted wine.

Vineyard Notes
The Grenache and Mourvèdre were sourced from the Juliana Vineyard in the northeastern part of Napa Valley, perched on the backside of Howell Mountain. While a lesser known area of the Napa Valley, we have long sourced fruit from here for its consistency and character year in and year out. The Syrah grapes for this Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre blend (“GSM”for short) comes from the D’Ambrosio vineyard, in Yountville.

Tasting Notes
The nose is suggestive of toasted oak, white smoke, black pepper and dense red berry fruit. The palate reveals flavors of plum and blackberry with hints of black pepper, espresso and cocoa. The finish is lengthy without too much weight, thanks to mineral notes and vibrant acidity.

Composition
53% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 23% Mourvèdre

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