Ascension Cellars

2016 Trinity GSM

Red Rhone Grenache Blend

About this wine

Our vibrant, ruby-red gemstone wine is a beautiful, medium-bodied, southern Rhône-style Grenache blend with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lavender, tobacco, herb, spice and white pepper encompassing the classic elements and style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, swirling with sour cherry jamminess, raspberry, strawberry and spontaneous bursts of rose water and cedar. The fruit echoes on the finish with warm notes and plush tannins. Aged for 18 months in light to medium toast French Oak barrels, about 25% new. Aged an additional year in the bottle before release. Trinity GSM is an enjoyable companion for medium bodied cheeses but our wine is invariably invited to stay for dinner with entrees of salmon, duck, pheasant, goose, pork, turkey and pasta.

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$56.00


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Meet the Winemaker

Erick Allen

Winemaker

Ascension Cellars

Erick Allen began his winemaking career in 1991, after a two-month long trip to France and to Italy. A love of Châteauneuf-du-Papes wines from the Rhône wine region in Southern France’s and Chianti wines from Tuscany framed his future. Upon Erick’s return he was telling a friend about his new found wine muse when she said, “if you love Rhône wines you should visit Paso Robles in California’s central coast where Rhône varietals thrive”. At that moment the die was cast.

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