Torrin continues to make some of the best, fruit forward, Rhone varietals anywhere. These are big wines that benefit from extended cellaring. This one is 100% Syrah. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is intense with black raspberries, black pepper, slight iodine, roasted meats and herbs and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. Great lush texture. On the palate, concentrated black raspberry fruit, some blueberries, black pepper with underlying meatiness and char. Nice acidity. Lots of energy. Long finish. This will still get better over the next five years and drink well for another ten to fifteen after that. It drinks great on its own and works well with charred foods (including pizza) off the grill.
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