Torrin has quickly become one of my favorite Rhone blends anywhere.  I urge people to get on their mailing list before it fills up (if it hasn't already).  2011 was a difficult vintage for many in paso, but Torrin handled it quite well.  This one is a unique Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat blend.  Gorgeous wine that was delicious if still young.  Purple in color.  The nose has black raspberries, graphite, some black cherries and an underlying char.  Full bodied.  These are big wines.  The black raspberry carries thru to the palate as does the underlying char.  A great minerality as well.  Deep and bottomless.  It unwinds in the glass.  Despite its size the acidity makes it spry on its feet and works with a variety of foods.  Long finish.  Certainly a point or two of upside for those patient enough to keep from drinking it now.  It has a couple more decades of life in it.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2011

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