2014 GIBSON BLOCK

Estate Grown Syrah
McDowell Valley Single Vineyard

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. Reflecting the hidden property where it is grown, this Syrah is quiet, obscure and profound.  This wine is limited in production due to this unique grape source.  The wine is built to enjoy with food and will age at least a decade and only increase in subtleness and complexity.

Estate Series

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. Reflecting the hidden property where it is grown, this Syrah is quiet, obscure and profound.  This wine is limited in production due to this unique grape source.  The wine is built to enjoy with food and will age at least a decade and only increase in subtleness and complexity.

The 2014 Estate Syrah Gibson Block, a Syrah-based field blend, exudes depth and concentration. Black cherry, blackberry, cloves, leather and licorice give the wine its inner sweetness and textural richness, but there is also plenty of aromatic freshness and lift. Violet, camphor, savory herb and scorched earth give the wine a real sense of gravitas.

93 points

—Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017

  • Aged for 18 months in neutral barrels.
  • 900 cases produced
  • 15.3% Alcohol
  • Release Date: April 2017
  • Drink now or age up to 15 years

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