Torrin makes some of the best Syrahs.  They are starting to get more respect from the major critics but they still don't have the buzz of some other wineries.  That is good for those people looking to get on the mailing list or not pay three figures for a bottle.  If there is a "complaint" it is that the wines are concentrated and backward and in need of cellaring to get the most out of them.  That is difficult because they are so good on release.  Somehow, however, I managed to make this one last.  75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.  Purple in color. The nose is great with black cherries, black raspberries, roasted meats, slight floral notes (mixed flowers), spice and white pepper.  On the palate, this has a beautiful lush texture.  Light tannins.  At this point, the Syrah seems to be dominating.  Layers of black raspberry fruit over charred earth with some spice.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  This will go well with roasted foods and also Indian or even Turkish foods.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2009

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