Le Prince de Courthezon

Prestige Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Delightful #gsm #cotesdurhone Decanting is a must - my impatient palate detected some weird funk and a torrent of unbalanced vanilla on the first taste that disappeared after a half hour in the glass. Subtly spicy bramble berry, black olive, and Provençal herbs on the nose. On the palate espresso becomes apparent. Succulent acidity, substantial yet genteel tannins on a long finish. — 3 months ago

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Vasco Urbano Wine Company

Livermore Valley GSM

red fruits and dark fruits combo. oaky, pepper vanilla, caramel #gsm #livermorevalley #winetasting — 3 years ago

Torbreck Vintners

The Steading Red Rhone Blend 2004


Lush and rich texture. Floral blue flower nose with light coffee touches. Incredibly #balanced #gsm and aging fantastically. #silky smooth. Lacking complexity and nerve for me. Way overpriced — 4 years ago

Mark, Maxence and 4 others liked this

Turkey Flat

Butchers Block Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend 2014

It’s no CdP but a respectable #GSM blend, a little more assertive on spice than smooth fruit. — a year ago

Tenet Wines

Columbia Valley GSM Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2014

Medium-bodied & bright with red raspberry and cherry fruit. Notes of white pepper, spice & mineral. #gsm #columbiavalley #washingtonstate — 3 years ago


Johann's Garden Barossa Valley Red Blend 2013


#gsm #grenache blend #barossa #aussiewine very drinkable. Smooth and much lighter than I would have expected. Overpriced in my opinion — 4 years ago

Paul, Chris and 2 others liked this

Viu Manent

ViBo Punta del Viento Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah 2013

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Muted nose. Savory palate with some tomato notes. Not like a #gsm from the #rhone short length — 4 years ago

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2009

A 2009 Côtes du Rhône? For 13 bucks? Ok - twist my arm, RiteAid. E. Guigal suggests an eight year max on this one, and yep, still drinking nicely. The blend is a classic GSM, (52% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre), grown in the Rhône region of France - a hotbed of viticulture since the 1600s. Guigal has been cultivating wine inthe region since ~1940s producing both easily approachable table wine, (like the monsieur pictured here), and high end expensive bottles of pure delicious sunshine. Paired this with a yellow curry and for the price point, it was well worth it. Not sure there are many 2009s still out there - but for the money, you could do a lot worse. ~$13 | #guigal #côtesdurhône #gsm

On the eyes: Ruby with orange tinted rim, med concentration, bright, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: top notes of violet move through stewed blackberries, a touch of spice and licorice ending in a gravelly earthiness, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ body, mellowed out and round on the palette. Overripe black plum, bing cherry, a touch of spice, and nice mineralty. Not overly fussy, drinks easily. The geezer should breathe a bit before you go, though.
— 3 years ago

Château Kefraya

Les Bretèches Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2011


Med+ garnet med nose bramble, rosemary and thyme and a little bit of paint thinner. Licorice. A strangely cloying and dry tannin given the maturity and high alcohol. I felt like it was a Chateauneuf. #lebanonwine #lebanon #gsm — 4 years ago

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Domaine Le Colombier

Tradition Vacqueyras Grenache Syrah 2011

A total wine pick up. Vacqueyras is a French AOC in the southern Rhône region, established in 1990. Often receiving the unfortunate moniker of "a poor man's Châteauneuf-du-Pape", the wines are typically GSMs and can age nicely if produced correctly. This one is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, (the AOC requires a minimum of 50% Grenache in the wine). While you can drink the wines young, they truly begin to shine after 3-4 years. This wine seems to be peaking now. ~$17 | #totalwine #vacqueyras #GSM

On the eyes: Dull deep brick brown, slightly cloudy, peaking to slightly orange at the rim. Med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Black cherry, mulberry, vinous, nice oak character, hint of petrol and pepper.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy in the mouth. Bright red cherry, stewed blackberry, a hint of mulling spices, touch of oak and tar. Nice finish.
— 4 years ago