2017 Quady North GSM
Empty bottle weight: 22.7 ounces / 645 grams
540 case produced
Fruity aromas of blackberries, black plums, black raspberries, blueberries, and a hint of cigar box rose from my glass as I swirled this wine.
I found this GSM (42% Grenache, 41% Syrah, 17% Mourvèdre) red blend to be nicely structured, with an equal balance between fruit and savory. I tasted tons of black fruit flavors, including; blackberries, black plums, black raspberries, brambleberries, blueberries, and a touch of blueberry syrup. Savory notes of cedar, dried herbs, baking spices, and cinnamon were just as prominent, along with abundant acidity. Medium-bodied in weight, with a slightly prickly tannic texture and a cocoa powder finish, I highly recommend drinking it slightly chilled on a warm day.
Food pairing suggestions:
Barbecued pork chops, crispy potato and beluga lentil skillet, Tomahawk rib-eye steak.
The winery is sold out of this vintage but you might find it online or at your favorite wine shop or grocer. Otherwise, order the new vintage from the Quady North website.
Don’t miss our tasting notes on other Quady North wines:
2017 Quady North Q-vée brut rosé of Cabernet franc sparkling wine
2019 Quady North Grenache rosé