Wine Spectator | Rating: 90A full-bodied, flamboyant wine, with blackberry, licorice and crushed rock aromas and superripe flavors of black raspberry, smoked herb and pepper. Syrah, MourvAdre and Grenache."Drink Dates: 2016-2025Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The extended barrel-aged release of the Vertigo cuvee, the 2013 GSM Vertigo EXT was still in barrel at the time of this tasting. Similar in style, with full-bodied depth and richness, it has more toasted bread, meaty, bloody notes and spice as well as a sexy, voluptuous and seamless style on the palate. I actually prefer the earlier bottling release at present, but this is still and knockout wine.Drink Dates: 2017-2022Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous | Rating: 94Vivid purple. Heady scents of red berry liqueur, candied plum and incense, with notes of vanilla and smoky minerals emerging with air. Shows superb clarity to its palate-caressing raspberry and candied lavender flavors. This blend deftly marries richness and vivacity, finishing with solid punch and fine-grained tannins that come in slowly.Drink Dates: 2020-2026Author: Antonio Galloni
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 19 collectors