|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Santa Barbara Total Crowd Pleaser from Winemaker Zac Wasserman with Tensley Colson Canyon Roots|
|Why now?||$28 at the Winery – only $23!|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91JD | 90RP | 90VN|
|What is it?||Santa Barbara Rhone Style Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||Grenache · Mourvedre · Syrah | ABV 14.7%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Get together with Pasta & Meat Appetizers|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant for 30 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ Includes Free Shipping|
Frequency GSM 2016 | Santa Barbara Total Crowd Pleaser
Frequency GSM 2016 presents deep ruby in color. Dusty cherries, black plum, and dark violets aromas dominate. While the attack is juicy with an everlasting rollercoaster of fruits and spice, underscored by soft, velvety tannins. Drink now to 2025.
90RP | A Côtes du Rhône-styled blend. The Frequency GSM 2016 reveals notes of sweet spices and red and blackberries. Yet followed by a pure, medium to full-bodied palate with velvety tannins, a rich core of fruit and juicy acids. Enjoy its uncomplicated charms in the near term.
Tensley Colson Canyon Roots
The Frequency GSM 2016 contains some of Santa Barbara County’s finest Rhône-style DNA. So for the last nine years, winemaker Zac Wasserman has been working alongside one of the area’s most celebrated winemakers, Joey Tensley. While together making what Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate called “high-end, super-duper” Rhône-style wines. Now, Wasserman has hit the mark with his juicy and spiced, ripe and well-rounded Côtes-du-Rhône-style blend. The critics have noticed. Antonio Galloni of Vinous called the 2016 GSM “supple, open-knit and impeccably balanced. Jeb Dunnuck was succinct, dubbing it a “total crowd-pleaser.”
Hailing from a vintage of exquisite quality and several of the same vineyards as Wasserman’s single-source wines. Most of all including Tensley’s renowned Colson Canyon site. While this wine boasts juicy cherry and plum, plenty of spice, and soft, velvety tannins. This wine will always remind me of the first time I enjoyed it during an impromptu gathering at my house in Napa. Over glasses with longtime friends, it immediately became the centerpiece, proved an excellent complement to the evening’s grilled skirt steak and great conversations. We only wished we had more. Here’s your chance: $22.99 per bottle, shipping included on 6.
Winemaker Zac Wasserman
Wasserman is one of an increasingly rare breed: He is not a winemaker who was seduced by the Golden West and dropped everything to pursue a winemaking dream. He’s a Santa Barbara wine country native who, after graduating high school in 2005, bolted his hometown to study at Berkeley. But after five years of living in the Bay Area, he had a conversation with his sister that made him question the long hours of “grunt work” he was putting in at a lab that turned algae into biofuel. Meanwhile, his sister was performing a much more pleasurable alchemy, working for Joey Tensley, and even making her own barrel of wine. So in 2010, Zac returned home to work with Tensley. In 2011, he started Frequency.