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Wine.comThe wine was fermented in stainless steel, then transferred to seasoned French and American barrels for 12 months. About 20% of the wine remained in stainless steel for the duration of its maturation. The components for the Stonehorse GSM are chosen for their riper fruity qualities and softer texture and mouth feel. 45% Grenache, 44% Shiraz and Mourvedre from estate vineyards that range from 20-45 years in aged. The wine is matured for 12 months in seasoned French oak. Entry displays mulberries, blackberries and plum fruit characters with fine tannin and tasty acidity. As the wine moves through the palate, the mouth feel widens and becomes quite savoury. The palate is rich and smooth with good length. The aftertaste is very Mourvedre with a strong flavour of dark chocolate.Grenache contributes soft aromatics and flavors. Shiraz adds structure and a bit of spice, and the Mourvedre provides breadth and depth. Lithe and juicy. A lively mouthful ofraspberry, currant, coffee and pepperyspice flavors, lingering enticingly on the fine-grained finish ... has tremendous depth and persistence...Wine Spectator.com - April 9, 2008
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rwbiel7/09 - had with Steve & Shelly with steak terryaki and blue cheese.