Naumes Family Vineyards, Rogue Valley (Oregon) “GSM” 2017

($40):  GSM stands for the classic Mediterranean blend:  Grenache (50%); Syrah (33%) and Mourvèdre.  Naumes has fashioned an exquisitely balanced mid-weight wine from these grapes, each of which adds something.  Grenache makes its presence known with lively spice, while Syrah adds power and Mourvèdre savory nuances.  It’s a ripe wine, yet graceful and harmonious.  A subtle hint of bitterness in the finish adds to its appeal.  It’s a great choice to accompany meat on the grill this summer.
94 Michael Apstein May 12, 2020