Another fine find from Texas, the Pedernales Cellars Texas GSM Melange.
43% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 43% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 4% Syrah and 4% Petite Sirah from the Bingham, Kuhlken, Farmhouse and Lahey Vineyards in Texas. The wine spends 12 months in French and American oak.
A sixth generation Texas family brings a taste of the Old World into the New with this Rhone style wine. You are welcome to visit the family winery located in Stonewall, Texas overlooking the Pedernales River Valley.
Produced & Bottled by Pedernales Cellars
The 2017 Pedernales Cellars Texas GSM Melange begins with lots of strawberry and red cherry on the nose plus a little leather, spice and a hint of smoke. It's a very pleasing start.
My immediate impression upon the first sip is yum! Featuring a super smooth and soft mouthfeel, plenty of fleshy, juicy red fruit and nice touches of spice throughout, this is super delicious. It's big and fruity but still nicely balanced and has good complexity.
It's also delicious on its own or with food (it went great with the bratwurst and roasted vegetables we paired it with). I wouldn't say it is a prototypical GSM blend (especially with the addition of the Carignan, Cinsault and Petite Sirah), but I would say that is a darn good red blend.
It ends dry and long with lots of lingering tart fruit. A great splurge!