2018 Thompson GSM
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Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Thompson GSM

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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Description

The 2018 Thompson GSM consists of 56% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 19% Mourvedre creating a bold blend with age-worthy potential. Ripe fruit dominate on the nose while bright red fruit and herbal notes are wrapped up by a peppery finish on the palate.

The varietals used to make up this blend are arguably the most important to the Côtes du Rhône region of France with Grenache typically used as base of the blend. These blends are also widely produced out of Australia, however Syrah or Shiraz, as they call it in the land down under, typically plays the leading role, thus the wines are often labeled as SGM.

Because of its robust nature, moderate to heavy dishes are best paired with this GSM. Think fattier steaks, grilled sausage, duck risotto, mushrooms or dishes with Mediterranean spices.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark ruby AROMAS: red plum, black cherry, baking spices, cigar box, vanilla, forest floor, bay leaf FLAVORS: black cherry, black raspberry, red plum, blueberry, salted dark chocolate, vanilla, herb de Provence
Barrel Aging
Aged 19 months in 75% 500L French oak puncheons, of which 17% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Rosseau, Atelier
Vineyard Source
100% Thompson Vineyard (Blocks 1E (Grenache), 1B (Syrah), 2A (Mourvèdre)) located in the Alisos Canyon corridor in Santa Barbara County

Wine Specs

Composition
56% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre
Alcohol %
14.7
Acid
0.524 g/100mL
pH
3.78
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.4-26.8
Harvest Date
11/6-11/15/18
Production
281 cases
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