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2012 GSM

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Appellation: Red Hills Lake County AVA

By: Fore Family Vineyards

In: Napa Valley, CA

750mL / 14.7% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is great expression of a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) that is delicate in the mouth which makes it a great wine if you feel like having more than a glass. You can really taste the pepper, clove, and cinnamon notes but they never reach a level that is cloying. The finish is long and restrained - something we love - and Red Hills Lake County (just North of Napa) is still a hidden gem. 120 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Critically acclaimed
  • Great pedigree
  • Different and intriguing

This is a great wine if you're looking for something a little different to expand your palate - a beautiful, interesting wine from an up and coming growing area

Experience

The Fores are an awesome family who live in Napa and literally have a vineyard in their backyard which is patrolled by their two labs (who are also awesome). As one of our first winery clients, we've had a chance to get to know the family pretty well and they are some of the nicest people we've ever come across. Eric Fore, son of the proprietors did most of the bottle shots you can find on our site. Their wines are tremendous - they have a gem of a vineyard in the Red Hills Lake County AVA and many Winestyr customers swear by their Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery

Fore Family's Lake County Cobb Mountain vineyard is a true mountain top vineyard, surrounded by big timber, Ponderosa Pine, Firs and Black Oaks. The loose, rocky, red hills volcanic soil is extremely well drained and when you combine this terroir with Lake County's tremendous sun and Cobb Mountain’s cool evenings it gives them the perfect opportunity to produce premium wine grapes. Fore Family Vineyards has a goal of limiting production and continuing with their low yield program so that they can produce a high-quality wine for you to enjoy for years to come.

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