2011 Torrin Banshee

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 424073-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A blend of 53% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre and 15% Grenache that was aged in 55% new French oak barrels, the 2011 The Banshee offers loads of spice, white and black pepper, licorice and assorted darker berry fruit to go with a full-bodied, seamless style on the palate. I love the texture here, and it has a savory, chewy profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring, and evolve nicely for over a decade.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A dense, chunky, tannic effort, with a tight core of dark berry, earth, tobacco and cedar buried within. Syrah, MourvAdre and Grenache."
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 93

    Opaque ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, violet and smoky Indian spices, with a zesty mineral nuance adding vivacity. Offers an array of sappy black and blue fruit flavors complicated by star anise and allspice. Finishes on a subtly sweet note, with outstanding energy, easygoing tannins and excellent focus. - Josh Raynolds
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A blend of 53% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre and 15% Grenache that was aged in 55% new French oak barrels, the 2011 The Banshee offers loads of spice, white and black pepper, licorice and assorted darker berry fruit to go with a full-bodied, seamless style on the palate. I love the texture here, and it has a savory, chewy profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring, and evolve nicely for over a decade. Made by Scott Hawley, these are classic Paso blends that never lack for fruit or texture, yet always back it up with superb underlying structure. Starting in 2011, there are two new cuvees: the James Berry Vineyard, which comes from Scott's cooler blocks in the vineyard (and James Berry is a cool spot) and the Law Vineyard, which comes from Law Estate's hot, higher elevation terroir. The James Berry is nearly equal parts Grenache and Syrah (there's more Grenache in 2012), and the Law Vineyard is more Syrah-dominated. Both of these new releases are awesome. The style here seams slightly shifted to a more savory, chewy and focused feel, and both of these 2011s and 2012s will benefit from short-term cellaring. As with a number of estates that have moved toward a more savory style, the tannin balance will be something to watch.
    Author: VinoDeparture

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

  • 18 bottles owned
  • 10 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 10 collectors)