Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Powerfully built, with a brooding personality lingering under the structure of tannins. Aromas of currant and river rock combine with complex, dense flavors of blackberry, licorice and espresso. Hands off for now.Author: Tim Fish
Vinous | Rating: 89The 2012 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is a soft, immediate wine with good balance, but less of the explosiveness and resonance that has been the norm here in recent times. Hints of red plum, cherry and pomegranate linger on the attractive finish.Author: Antonio Galloni
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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 , , , and 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. and 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
- 178 bottles owned
- 37 collectors