Quady North 2011 GSM, Rogue Valley, $25

By on February 11, 2015

quady-north-gsm-2011-labelFormer Bonny Doon winemaker Herb Quady recently struck out on his own after planting his flag in Southern Oregon with Troon Vineyard, and this bottling from a cooler vintage denotes his first Rhone-stye blend. There’s balance from the start with the nearly equal components of Grenache (35%), Mourvèdre (34%) and Syrah, and focus is on darker red fruit of black currant and boysenberry, backed by bay oil, sage, pepper and citrus. There’s pleasing balance to its great structure, which earned it a silver medal at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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