A small amount of Mourvèdre made its way into Lisa Callan’s GSM from Boushey Vineyards, and she held onto a single barrel of Mo to showcase the Rhône variety and finish as the top example entered into the Platinum. Its bold approach with strawberry compote and black plum fruitiness is joined by secondary notes of black peppercorns, Herbes de Provence and leather, making for a balanced blend of fruit, spice and brightness that finishes with toasted caramel and rosemary. The Washington State University grad has earned five Platinums in the past three years, and all but one is connected to Rhône. Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points
Production: 25 cases