Marietta Gibson Block Syrah 2019 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Marietta Gibson Block Syrah 2019 750ml
SKU: 00048

Marietta Gibson Block Syrah 2019

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Category Red Wine
Region California, North Coast, McDowell Valley
Brand Marietta
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
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The Gibson Block is the heart of the McDowell Valley AVA. It is planted with some of the oldest Syrah and Grenache in California. This ancient, dry farmed mixed block next to the original Gibson Homestead has been producing grapes for over a hundred years. As a result of the vine age and miniscule yield, this wine is dark and intense. A heady mix of mulberry and lavender dominate the nose, with an edge of cinnamon stick. Broad, mouth-coating tannins are tethered to a core of smooth, sleek, powerful texture that is balanced by focused acid. Delicious with hearty fare now, and built to age. Pair with cured meats and ripe cheeses, or duck breast with sage and cherries
Wine Advocate
  • wa96

The 2018 Gibson Block Syrah comes from very old vines interplanted with other varieties like Grenache, Trousseau Noir and Mission. They are dry-farmed, picked together and co-fermented. It has a deep ruby-purple color and deep, layered aromas of tar, earth, blackcurrant liqueur, cast iron and dried violets. The full-bodied palate bursts with juicy acidity, sparks of Luxardo cherry and a silky, rounded mouthfeel. It finishes very long and perfumed.

June 3, 2021
  • v94

The 2018 Syrah Estate Gibson Block is positively stellar. These old, dry-farmed vines yield a Syrah that is intensely bold and savory. Dark blue/black fruit, tobacco, cedar, licorice, tobacco and dried flowers open with a bit of coaxing. Readers will find a heady, tannic Syrah built for aging. Time in the glass brings out notable finesse, but I would be in no rush here.

January 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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This full-bodied and tannic wine holds its concentrated black-fruit and dark chocolate flavors rather tightly, waiting for a great pairing with a grilled steak or chop. Black cherries, blueberries, woodsmoke and beef jus nuances give it plenty to savor. Best from 2025.

December 1, 2021

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