Marietta Cellars 2014 Gibson Block Syrah (McDowell Valley)

#67 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2017
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Deep color and intense, deep fruit flavors along with a good tannic structure mark this full-bodied wine as one to appreciate and age. The texture is fine grained, dry and layered, with concentrated black cherry, smoke, clove and cedar flavors that unfold slowly on the palate and finish. While tempting now, this will be best after 2022. Jim Gordon

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By Gregks

I cannot honestly rate this as “excellent”. By the label’s own admission the alcohol is high at 15.3% and it is apparent on the palate. The characteristics described are present, but the overall effect is overwhelmed by the concentration of the wine. It is hot on the nose and taxing on the tongue. It is too much. Some subtlety is order. The winemaker should have watered back the initial pressing and opted for less concentration allowing for the floral, berry and leather qualities to elevate.

- (02-17-2019) - 89

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