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2009 Tres Hermanos (GSM) by Hart Family Winery

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Vintage: 2009
Type: GSM 62% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah
Country: USA — California — Temecula Valley

2009 GSM Tres Hermanos by Hart

This is a “local wine” that I picked up at a specialist wine shop off Market Street in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. The sales guy said that this was one of his favourites. Based on this recommendation, it came back to the hotel with me.

Technical Review

Clear, deep garnet. (NB: lighting in the hotel was not ideal but I believe this wine was garnet in colour).

Clean, medium aromas of ripe plums with a herbacious note.

Dry, high acidity, medium body. Flavour characteristics of blackberry, raspberry and, again, that unidentified herbacious note.

Medium to Long finish.

Good. Can drink now but has potential for ageing. High price (USD$20+ per bottle).