macrosA blend from our single vineyard Syrah sites, the 2012 Las Colinas showcases Cherry Campís fruit purity, Timbervineís structure, and Dusty Laneís wild sauvage character. Aged sur lie for 15 months without racking. A cool-climate narrative for the Sonoma Coast Syrah enthusiast, the 2012 Las Colinas captures the context of this stellar vintage.


The 2012 Las Colinas Syrah has a bright, blood red core with a ruby rim. Crisp red fruits, graphite, iron and rare meat intermingle on the nose. The palate is robust with earth elements dominating now, but there is also raspberry and a bitter chocolate note. The energy and texture of this wine are intriguing today. Expect it to continue to show well for another 6 to 10 years.


Released: Spring 2014

 
 


GROWERS:

Richard Prather, Greta Mesics, Eva Auchincloss, John Dierke
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Western Sonoma County
VARIETAL:
Syrah
SELECTION:
Durell #1, Alban, Entav selections
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge, Fractured Franciscan,
Grewacke Sandstone
HARVEST DATE:
October 2nd - October 20th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 
 

STEVEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR,
May/June 2014
92 points
“Bright violet color. Musky aromas of blackberry and blueberry compote, olive tapenade, smoky minerals and licorice, with a bright mineral overtone. Dense, tactile and sweet on the palate, showing excellent lift to its dark fruit and floral pastille flavors. Displays very good clarity on the finish, which is framed by dusty, slow-building tannins.”— Josh Raynold
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VINOUS MEDIA,
February 2014
93+ points
“The just-bottled 2012 Syrah Las Colinas races across the palate with layers of expressive dark red fruit. Still quite primary, the 2012 isn't showing much in the way of aromatics at this point. Instead, the appeal - and there is a lot of it - is mostly textural. There is a pulsating energy to the 2012 that makes it absolutely irresistible. The sweet, silky tannins suggest the 2012 will drink beautifully right out of the gate. In 2012, Las Colinas is a blend of fruit from several sources; 54% Cherry Camp, 27% Dusty Lane and 16% Timbervine.” — Antonio Galloni

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