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2012 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard Exposition Two

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SKU: 439972-2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Concentrated and powerful, this Syrah is not built for every taste. Offers notes of dried cherry and blueberry, with hints of licorice, fresh earth and smoky cracked pepper. Rather densely tannic right now. Best from 2018 through 2026. 125 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The |2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition Project Trio| is three incredible wines from Sonoma County. This is Twain-Peterson's take on the three LaLa wines from the Guigal family in Cote-Rotie. He is emphasizing distinct clonal terroir and exposition differences as well as vinifying the wines separately. All three of the following wines were aged 36 months in 100% new French oak. The 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 2 is 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier, 50% whole-cluster and from a southeast-facing block of the same vineyard. The Viognier was co-fermented, and this might well be Twain-Peterson's La Turque. Notes of charcoal, burning embers, blackberry, cassis and wonderful, sweet honeysuckle are all present in this full-bodied, concentrated, impressively done wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2012 Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard Exposition 2 is a bit linear and sinewy in style, but it offers terrific freshness, and, interestingly, better balance with the oak. Bright red cherry, raspberry, wild flowers, rose petal, mint and a healthy dollop of Viognier give the wine its distinctly high-toned personality. The Exposition 2 was done with 50% whole clusters.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 16 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors