Monarch GSM 2014


For this wine, we fermented separate small batches of Rhone varietals from Paso Robles. We evaluated each to determine their unique contribution that has led to this artisanal expression of a classic red blend. Deep ruby color with lush berries and spice on the nose. Rich mouth feel with tons of savory fruit and mild tannins. Smooth and perfectly balanced with your favorite grilled meats and vegetables.

Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 25%


Tasting Notes

  • Vineyard: Benchmark Vineyards
  • Ava
    • Paso Robles – Syrah
    • Lodi – Grenache
    • Lodi – Mourvèdre
  • Brix
    • 26.3-degree brix – Syrah
    • 23.0-degree brix – Grenache
    • 26.1-degree brix – Mourvèdre
  • PH: 3.7
  • Yeast: Andante, D254, GRE
  • Oak Program: 25% recouped French oak barrels, 75% neutral oak
  • Aromas and flavors: lush berries, spice, vanilla
  • Awards: Gold, Best of Class, International Women Winemakers Competition

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