2021 GSM

Our 2021 G.S.M. is made from a selection of the finest Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, including Folded Hills Estate. Each site is meticulously farmed to organic and/or biodynamic standards. Winemaker Michael Brughelli works with growers to choose the optimum picking times to capture both freshness and flavor, then makes the wine in an honest and time-honored way.

After harvest, the fruit is carefully de-stemmed. In order to add another layer of spice and structure, a portion of whole cluster is retained. The vintage and vineyard guide the choice of whether or not to include whole cluster in the fermentation. Michael walks the sites before harvest and chews on stems in the vineyard and again in the winery to check their health and flavor for that year. Al fermentation happens naturally with ambient yeast, and the fruit is foot-trod until fermentation is complete. To preserve freshness and vibrancy. the wine is aged for 11 months in neutral French oak barrels.


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SKU: 2021-RB-GSM-75-FC
Wine Specs
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Santa Ynez Valley
11 months in neutral French oak
Alcohol %
Vinous, Antonio Galloni
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2021 GSM si a classic Rhône-variety blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre with many red fruit aromatics: dark red cherry, pomegranate, and a hint of cranberry. Full- bodied and brooding, it si balanced with elegant tannin and barrel spice with a touch of leather.
93 points; Antonio Galloni, Vinous "The 2021 GSM is one of the best wines in this lineup from Folded Hills. The blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre works so well in exalting the best attributes of each variety. Grenache leads the way, which is evident in the aromatic profile. Deep, fleshy and super-expressive, the GSM has a ton to offer. Dark red cherry fruit, spice, leather and a touch of whole clusters lend nuance throughout."
Vineyard Notes
Hillside Vineyard, Folded Hills Estate & Thompson Vineyard
Production Notes
58% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre
Winemaker Notes
Native fermentation, 20% whole cluster
Food Pairing Notes
Our Folded Hills GSM drinks well alone and pairs beautifully with grilled red meats. It will delight with difficult-to-pair Mexican dishes like mole and roasted chicken. Kim's tip? Save a sip for dessert and try a bite of chocolate or brownies with the last of your bottle of GSM.

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