Cheers to more blue skies in northern California! 💙 The 2017 Syrah, Grenache, Mataro from Ridge Vineyards is a lovely new world GSM blend 🍷
11% Mataro (Mouvedre)
This Syrah dominated wine exhibits aromas of red currant, raspberries, plums, thyme, cedar, oak, and some pepper. On the palate, you'll get a fruit driven viscous sensation probably as a result of the malolactic fermentation. The seemingly sweet tobacco flavors linger on the palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
14.2% ABV. Medium-plus body.
This Southern Rhone style wine did great on a Thursday night! 🍷
#gsmblend #gsmwine #rhonestyle #rhonestylewines #ridgewines #californiawine #syrah #syrahwine #mataro #matarograpes #winegirlwines — a month ago
One of the Spring selections from my Deep Sea membership. The "Red" is a Conway table wine, this iteration being a Rhône style with Syrah taking the majority share of the blend. The Conway Family estate grapes are grown on the central coast, Rancho Arroyo Grande. The Arroyo Grande AVA is a 16 mile long winding valley in San Luis Obispo that offers diverse microclimates yielding a great variety of viticultures. Head to the Santa Barbara Pier one of these Spring days and have a glass at the Deep Sea tasting room! ~$25 | #deepsea #conway #rhonestyle
On the eyes: Blood Red, Garnet Color, Med Opacity, Bright, Light Stain, Med Tears, No Gas/Floc.
On the nose: Vinuous, Cassis with Ripe Red Fruit, Oak notes, trailing into Baking Spices and Vanilla.
On the tongue: Med Acid, Med Alcohol, Med+ Tannin, Jammy Black Plum with Cassis, hints of Vanilla and Tobacco, Med Body with a Weak Structure and Complexity. — 6 years ago