2016 Hahn GSM Red Blend

Year: 2016
Appellation: Central Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 88--California Grapevine: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$9.95

$15.00 LIST PRICE

71% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre


"Plump and zesty, with modestly proportioned black cherry and toasted pepper flavors. Drink now through 2020. 28,000 cases made. –TF " (WS)

"Freshly smashed plum and wild berries show strongly on the nose of this blend of 71% Grenache, 22% Syrah and 7% Mourvèdre, along with dried lilacs and an array of garden and wild herbs, from thyme to oregano. The herbs take center stage on the sip, with wild mint, dried sage and fennel covering the dried plum fruits." (WE)

"5. 2016 Hahn, “GSM,” Central Coast ($15) – Medium ruby; attractive, fragrant, spicy, dark cherry fruit aroma with undertones of toasty oak and hints of licorice and black pepper; medium-full to full body; earthy, cedary, red and dark fruit flavors with a hint of black olive and a slight plushness in the mouthfeel; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Drink now and over the near term. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 28,000 cases; blend of 71% Grenache, 22% Syrah, and 7% Mourvèdre; released August 2017. (Group Score: 16.4, 3/0/1; My Score: 17 [90/100], sixth place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
Since 1980, the Hahn family has cultivated their hillside vineyards in Monterey County. Today, Hahn wines represent the family’s commitment to craft rich, supple wines which over deliver on quality yet are perfect for everyday enjoyment.

WINEMAKING NOTES:
Inspired by the Rhône blends of Southern France, our GSM combines the character of each component into rich layers of flavors and textures. Bright, fruity Grenache grown in Arroyo Seco contributes raspberry, strawberry and cherry flavors, while Syrah from the Santa Lucia Highlands lends color, tannins and hints of blueberry and black pepper. A small amount of Mourvèdre contributes richness to the mid-palate and lengthens the dry finish.

TASTING NOTES:
Enticing aromas of strawberry, black cherry, white pepper and cinnamon. On the palate, notes of raspberry, a hint of cinnamon spice, along with strawberry and black cherry. Finishing with a smooth and luscious mouth feel.

FOOD PAIRINGS:
BBQ beef, Italian sausage with sweet and sour peppers, grilled mushrooms, aged or hard cheese.