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Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Spain

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Item No. 117777
  • WE93
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • WS94
  • 1999
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

A dark purple color is followed by complex aromas of jammy blackberries, violets, cassis and freshly ground white pepper. In the mouth, it displays a core of blackberry fruit, with accents of game, mineral and toast. This has well-knit tannins and excellent acidity. Displays tremendous fruit intensity and smooth velvety texture. It has good underlying acidity that provides vibrancy and a spectacularly rich and prolonged finish.

Ideal accompaniment of red meats, lamb, and strong cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"There are more similarities than differences among the Griñon varietal roster, but a favorite has to be this dense and meaty Syrah. While not the most sauvage or iconoclastic Syrah on the market, it excels with a delicious plum and berry palate and searing intensity. It's all fruit and power, but in that style it's quite something."
93 Points

"The 2004 Syrah reveals aromas of smoked meat, lavender, and blueberry. Dense and layered, it will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring and provide pleasure through 2019."
91 Points

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Rating:
(1/10/2013)
Another great Marques wine.
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Shoegirl23 - Alexandria, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/4/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Decent Syrah. I was expecting a more complex wine from a Marques 2004. I am going to put the rest in the cellar and try again in a few years.
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Rating:
(1/1/2013)
Not very good at all
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Learn About Marques de Grinon

Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, Marquis of Griñon, has pioneered the modernization of vine growing and winemaking in Spain. He is a grandee of Spain and Vice President of the Spanish Gastronomical Academy and President of the Castilla La Mancha chapter. In 1974, he introduced Spain to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties. This was but the first step in a series of...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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