2014 Big Basin 'Gabilan Mountain' GSM
The nose is a deep and rich melange of black and red fruits, kirch, cigar box and crushed rocks. On the palate, this is one of the most explosively fruit driven GSMs we have produced. It even brings to mind the powerful fruit that defined the Paderewski Vineyard GSM in pure calcareous shale hills of Paso Robles. And here too we have grapes grown in calcareous shale plus granite and limestone - all conducive to producing high acid and full on expressions of fruit. Just starting to become approachable now, we would expect this wine to continue developing deeper fruit notes and great texture with a few more years in bottle.'