2016 GSM Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Inspired by the Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre blends of France’s Southern Rhone region, Bridlewood GSM Blend melds these three varieties to create an artistic expression of the Central Coast. The wine begins with spicy aromas and briary red fruit. The palate is plush and juicy with fruit flavors of strawberry and plum with a hint of black pepper and a tobacco finish.

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We used a combination of bins, barrels and open-top tanks to ferment each vineyard lot separately, leaving optimal blending options to ensure the best characteristics of each variety are showcased. The wine was aged for 10 months in a majority of French oak barrels, with the balance in American oak.

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