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BIG BASIN GSM "HOMESTEAD", CALIFORNIA 2015
NVWE Notes: Centered on Mourvedre and immediately forthcoming, the nose of this already seductive GSM is a fascinating melange of dark plum, mulberry, Italian Maraschino cherry, strawberry cobbler, dry red rose, peppery bouillon, vanilla toffee and allspice scents. It proves as fruit-centric as expected on the palate, where bright plum, mulberry, black raspberry, mulled wine, root beer bark, clove, baking-spice, bouillon, black pepper, leather and bay leaf flavors pour forth. The texture is never rough and the finish is juicy and lingering, and although perhaps two years from its peak, it is a true pleasure to enjoy now. A blend of 43% Mourvedre, 16% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 14% Carignane and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 500 cases made.
This blend of 43% Mourvèdre, 16% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 14% Carignane and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon is a great look at what this cult producer is doing, but for much less price than other bottlings. Pure tangy fruit aromas of mulberry and condensed flower petals cut through the rustic earthy and gamy elements on the nose. Vibrant acidity explodes on the palate, which is full of red-currant, cranberry, parsley, sage and lavender flavors.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2015 Homestead, Big Basin's Mourvèdre-based blend, is very beautiful. Bright, open-knit and inviting, but with terrific brightness and verve, the Homestead captures the essence of the Big Basin house style. Succulent red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender are all nicely delineated. In this vintage, the Mourvèdre is higher than normal, but that is not especially evident.