Gibson Wines

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Naomi Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris

Opened up. citrus fruits, saline, nuts — a month ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Gibson Ranch McDowell Valley Grenache 2019

Very nice. Great depth and a touch of spice. Medium plus finish. Dark fruit throughout. — a year ago

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Broc Cellars

Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris

Fruit punch. And I mean that in the best possible way. — 2 years ago

Il Chiosso

Terre Moreniche Ghemme Nebbiolo 2009

Cherry and mint, which creates a medicinal feel. I like medicinal and churchy wines. It’s black cherries. Not so ripe anymore, but drying up a bit. You can taste the cherry pit/flower cyanide. The cherry gets sweeter with air. The mint has a savory quality like mountain mint, with touches of thyme/sage/oregano. There’s a nuttiness, pine nut or chestnut, following the herbal scents. Blood, geranium and maybe peony. Air makes it more like lilac and violet. There’s a refinement to this wine that’s different than the typical nebbiolo roses and tar thing, the way a fender plays differently than a Gibson does. Some rustic wood spice on the finish, and drying tannins, like running through pine trees. Damn good stuff. Slightly wild or alpine, stays funky even when in bloom. Good acid, could live a lot longer and probably turn into a really baroque bottle. For under $30 it’s hard to beat this, I’d like to try their other wines. — 3 years ago

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very solid cab. Paired with my filet steak and I know from experience this wine is Murtaugh to my Gibson steak. Nice bouquet. It’s sweet but not too strong. The edges are a bit light on the swirl and it seems a tad thin in the glass on look but not on taste. Vanilla, smoke, cherry, forest, tar. Finish is above average. This is just a reliable workhorse that is a favorite at the steakhouse. — 2 months ago

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Gibson Wines

Australian Old Vine Collection Barossa Shiraz 2005

This was a blast from the old Grateful Palate days; one of those producers, in that somewhat infamous book, that flew under the radar. Rob Gibson, a self described “dirt man”, made his name at Penfolds where he spent over two decades, which culminated with him leading the viticultural team that identified the best Shiraz for Grange. With his experience and knowledge, he has a knack for knowing where all the best sites are and it’s from these vines that his Old Vine Collection are made. This particular bottling uses fruit from some of the oldest Shiraz vines in Australia, planted in the 1860’s. Heck, even the “young” vines were planted in 1910! It’s almost needless to say that annual production is minuscule with only about 6 barrels made each year.

Popped and poured; consumed over two hours. The wine pours a deep ruby with medium+ viscosity and loads of sediment. On the nose, medium+ intensity with soft blue fruits, purple flowers, black pepper, sweet pipe tobacco, bacon fat, baking spices, and just a touch of eucalyptus. On the palate, there’s a bounty of blue and red fruits, some of them dried. There’s also blueberry pie, leather, tobacco, and baking spice. Tannin comes across medium and well integrated at this point. The acid is medium+ and gives the fruit the freshness and lift it needs. The finish is long, rich and velvety in texture. This is what I want out of an Australian Shiraz. I have two more bottles that I’m in no particular rush to drink but these are fabulous now and should be for at least another 5-10 years.
— a year ago

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Jay Kline

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@Peter Sultan sup! The food was a mix of protein. We had steak and pork chops IIRC. As for the no decant, that was more a function of circumstances and timing. I brought the bottle to someone else’s house and with dinner approaching and the wine smelling and tasting good on the pop and pour, I decided to just roll with it. That being said, it could be worth decanting and I would certainly consider in the future.
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It’s always refreshing to hear less precious handling of great wine— & man, that’s some great wine@Jay Kline !
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@Peter Sultan i mean, at the end of the day, the purpose of wine is to enhance an experience and this did an outstanding job without pomp and circumstance. Yet, the juice rose to the occasion.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Gibson Ranch Heritage McDowell Valley Red Blend

Still fruity and primary at seven years, slight pretty deep rose or violet to my impaired nose, cake spice and berries on palate, open since Monday night and want to hold a bit for tomorrow, still…but it’s a deep California glou-glou! — 4 months ago


No. 10 Gin

My go to for a Martini or Gibson. Keep coming back after all these years. — a year ago

Broc Cellars

Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris Rosé

Amazing! Best rose I’ve ever had — far more complex than your average rose. Watermelon, acidic aperitif notes — 2 years ago

Donkey & Goat

Isabel's Cuvée Gibson Ranch Grenache Rosé 2019

Grapefruit, lemons, crisp, bitter — 3 years ago