Andrew Rich Glacial GSM Red Blend 2016
Winemaker Andrew Rich began his winemaking career at Bonny Doon Vineyards in California where he developed an interest in Rhone varietals. He headed to the Northwest in 1995, intent on producing Rhone wines but now also focuses on Pinot Noir as well.
The wine has inky aromas of blackberry, licorice and menthol, with a note of olive tapenade Suave and fine-grained on entry, then a smooth mid-weight in the middle palate, showing a hint of peppery lift to its black fruit flavors. Finishes with sneaky length, pepper and olive notes with firm, tannins that avoid dryness.
91 points Vinous