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2012 Wild Horse Winery US Red Blend "GSM"

Winery: Wild Horse Winery

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "GSM"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 74% Syrah, 23% Grenache & 3% Mourvèdre

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 25, 2016

Wine Review: This deep purple colored GMS from Wild Horse has a bold black cherry, balsam, oak and vanilla bouquet. This medium bodied wine is fruity on the palate with earthy ripe black cherry and light blueberry flavors. I also detected notes of oak and tannins. Swirling this wine to provide some aeration allows the tannins to become more integrated and provides better overall balance and nice structure. The finish is smooth, dry and remains slightly tannic. I would pair this wine with a juicy grilled burger topped with sautéed mushroom and onions. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: This blend was very fun to make. Grenache and Mourvedre both bring softness, red fruit, and spice, while the Syrah brings structure, color, and high-tone dark fruit. Aromatics are reminiscent of blueberry pie, with intense dark fruit, and subtle hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Blueberry, coupled with notes of ripe plum and vanilla, transfers to the palate and is carried through to the finish with soft tannins. This wines acidity brightens the mid-palate, and lends this wine to pair nicely with lamb chops and mint sauce, or pork tenderloin with blueberry balsamic reduction.

Organic status: not organic

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