2010 Torrin Akasha

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 288906-2010-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$149.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    My favorite of the lineup and a totally knockout effort that will stand toe-to-toe with the best wines of the vintage, the 2010 Akasha is 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache that spent 18 months in 60% new French oak. Offering up incredibly pure creme de cassis, tobacco, chocolate, crushed flowers and hints of scorched earth, it flows seamlessly onto the palate with a full-bodied, massively concentrated, yet oh so fine and focused texture that's hard to beat. Still tannic and youthful, give it another handful of years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or longer. Drink 2015-2030.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (includes 5% grenache): Inky purple. Spicy cassis and cherry-cola on the nose, with pungent floral and Indian spice qualities adding an exotic twist. Sweet dark berry preserve and violet pastille flavors show excellent depth, with a bright spicy quality emerging with air. A surprisingly elegant wine for all its size, finishing silky, sweet and very long.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A rich, dense, powerful Syrah, offering layers of dark berry, mocha, black licorice, spice and road tar. Turns supple midpalate and firms on the finish, where the tannins lend grip. Syrah and Grenache.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: cglass80

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 87 bottles owned
  • 22 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 22 collectors)