2016 Comartin Cellars 'Cuvee Cassidy'
Cuvee’ Cassidy is a special barrel selection of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvédre dedicated to our youngest daughter, Cassidy. The wine was crafted from acclaimed vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara, including Tierra Alta vineyard in Ballard Canyon and Camp
GSM is an acronym for a wine consisting of the 3 grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvédre, which are common varieties historically linked to the Rhone area in southern France. Thus, it is commonly referred to as a “Rhone Style” blend.
Each variety is hand-harvested, fermented, and aged sur lie in barrels separately. After extended aging, the perfect blend of varieties and barrels are selected. The Grenache gives the wines aromatics (floral, berry driven nose), while the Syrah gives color, body and concentration. Lastly, a touch of Mourvédre gives structure and length.