Kermit Lynch, Cypress Cotes du Rhone
Rhone Blends are generally based on Grenache, though some blends may be predominantly Syrah or Mourvedre. The fact that these wines are blends gives the winemakers unusual flexibility in creating a finished wine. In the Southern Rhone Valley of France the styles can range from light, fruity, soft Cotes du Rhone to big, bold, age worthy Chateaunuef-du-pape. This blend is also very popular in Australia and the United States where they frequently go by the Moniker GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) and exhibit the rich, bold fruit that both countries are famous for.
“Impeccably balanced and exuberant, with loads of sweet fruits, all balanced out by great, zesty acidity and earth tones of mushroom, forest floor and a hint of leather. Long on the finish, this is the ultimate wine to pair with rich foods.”