GSM, Cuvée Mirabelle, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Colombia Valley AVA, Washington, 2012, 14.5% abv. US$50

This GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a delicious Washington state wine you can taste and buy at their Woodinville headquarters.

Have you stopped in at Woodinville lately?  Really, it’s the best idea ever – located only 30 minutes outside of Seattle, and dedicated to promoting dozens of Washington state wines.  All the tasting bars are conveniently peppered about town.

On the eyes, this blend is deep ruby with aromas of ripe blackberry, sweet tobacco, a little game and forest floor.

The palate is dry with soft tannins and flavours of more ripe blackberry, cassis, tobacco, leather, and leaves.  With its solid structure and finish, this is WSET Very Good; meaty and fruity – all extraordinary.

Photo: Mike Woods Photography

 

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