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Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 10.22.35 AMOkay, so maybe I need to add a couple more columns to my excel sheet were I keep the list of my wine. I have found another one of the Naked Wines bottles. This one is the 2012 Bonny Doon GSM. GSM stands for both the grapes and the ordering of the blend. It is 64% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 16% Mourvedre. In a world where almost every blend’s base is either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, I get excited to try something different.

Bonny Doon Vineyards makes other wines than this and have a really neat website. The owner also has a blog of his own that is very interesting. You could spend hours on their website reading articles about the wine and their journey so I won’t bore you here. As with all of Naked Wines selections this is made exclusively for it’s members and they never have decent tasting notes. Instead, they only offer us little tag lines. The first one calls to the owner, Randall Graham, and how he is the “Rhone Ranger.” The second one talks about value and at $10.49 it is definitely a value wine. And there are no tasting notes so I guess you all will just have to take my word for it. I often worry about wines without tasting notes.

So how was it?

Color – Transparent medium dark purple.

Nose – Cranberry, toasted almonds, and raspberry.

Taste – More raspberries than the nose, cherry tart, there was also a bit of a toasted smokiness to it as well.

Finish – Medium with medium acid.

Overall, I would recommend this to any Naked Wine members. As readers know, I previously have not been impressed with Naked Wines for having too young of a selection. This wine for $10.49 is a great value that is worth trying at least once.

Rating: B

~Justin