2017 Mosier Hills GSM
Reserved for Coterie
A new expression of the classic GSM. A light bodied and cool climate style from head trained Grenache and Mencia vines. Deep aromas of black fruits, grilled plum, tea leaves & savory herbs. Fine grained tannins harmonize with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.
Proudly featuring Demeter certified Biodynamic Columbia Gorge fruit from our estate in Mosier, Oregon. Harvested September 27 - October 3.
Aged for 14 months in 500L & 225L french oak barrels. Blended to showcase the lighter bodied characters of Grenache and Mencia. The Syrah provides some color, structure & tannin. 70 cases produced.
Mencia is quite different than Mourvédre. Think softer tannins, lighter bodied, less rusticity and gaminess. We feel inclusion of Mencia shifts the traditional Southern Rhone Blend into a more Northern Rhone direction.