Chateau Guthrie - GSM

By Guthrie Family Wines

Rhone Red Blend
An ode to our founding Rhone forefathers, this blend is inspired by the luscious and savory wines of the Côtes du Rhône. Mourvedre lends deep richness and tannin structure, Grenache expresses all things lithe and bright, while the Syrah rounds the gang out with a savory backbone. The majority of the fruit comes from Juliana Vineyard in Pope Valley. We like this site a whole bunch because of the huge diurnal shifts we experience during the growing season, and because of Pope Valley’s sandy Rutherford alluvial fan. What sets our GSM apart is our sparing use of newer oak and earlier pick dates. We used a small amount of two year old barrels, keeping the remainder very neutral, to aid in weight and texture, while still letting the bright, fresh fruit qualities be the main focus. Some years we ferment the three varieties separately and sometimes we snuggle them up like bugs in a rug. In 2017 we did a co-ferment of the Mourvedre and Grenache in stainless steel, open top fermenters. Want to taste the rainbow? This blend takes you from tart pomegranates to black olives. From sour cherries to a new pair of boots. From ripe late summer blackberries to charcuterie! With its powerful structure from the Mourvedre and Syrah, we recommend pairing this bad boy with a bit of protein. Drink now through 2030 at cellar temp. 42.5% Mourvedre, 42.5% Grenache, 15% Syrah PLEASE NOTE WE CAN SHIP TO ALL STATES EXCEPT: AL, AK, AR, DE, MS & UT

bottle

Total: $32.00

$32.00/bottle

Vintage 2017
Varietals Grenache;Mouvedre;Syrah
Profile Black Fruit;Savory;Red Cherry;Leather
Body Full
Acidity Medium
Tannins Medium
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Juliana Vineyard in Pope Valley
Winemaking Co-Ferment;Low Sulfites;Minimal Intervention;Organic;Vegan Friendly
AVA Napa Valley
Cases produced 160
SKU
S417RWCG
Width
88.20 mm
Height
305.00 mm
Depth
88.20 mm
Net Weight
1.36 kg
Gross Weight
1.36 kg

Meet the Winemaker


Caroline and Blair Guthrie

Owners and Winemakers

We could bore you with a long story. If we did, it would be a romantic one telling you how we met working harvest and made out behind the press, or how we dreamed of someday making California wines we could be proud of and passionate about. But we won’t do that. We also won’t tell you long stories about our organic vineyard sources, our abundance of judicious winemaking decisions in the cellar, or our love of varieties from the Rhone.

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