Paso Robles, CA
75% Grenache / 15% Syrah / 10% Mourvedre
Our vibrant, ruby-red gemstone wine is a beautiful, medium-bodied, southern Rhône-style Grenache blend with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lavender, tobacco, herb, spice and white pepper encompassing the classic elements and style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, swirling with sour cherry jamminess, raspberry, strawberry and spontaneous bursts of rose water and cedar. The fruit echoes on the finish with warm notes and plush tannins. Aged for 18 months in light to medium toast French Oak barrels, about 25% new. Aged an additional year in the bottle before release.
Trinity GSM is an enjoyable companion for medium bodied cheeses but our wine is invariably invited to stay for dinner with entrees of salmon, duck, pheasant, goose, pork, turkey and pasta.
Azaya Ranch is our coldest vineyard. It sits on a south facing slope , just around the corner from Marin French Cheese. Wind from the Petaluma Gap causes the grapes to have thicker skin, leading to more color and tannin in the finished wines. 33 Cases Produced