Wine Advocate | Rating: 94A new cuvee for me, the 2012 RLF (which is named after Eric's father-in-law, Randy Lee Fannin, who died in a tragic incident in 2011) is a blend of 71% Grenache and 29% Syrah that was aged in a combination of used and new barrels. Tasting like a high-quality Chateauneuf du Pape, it offers perfumed black raspberry, framboise, crushed flowers, lavender and herbs de Provence aromas and flavors. This flows to full-bodied, silky and sexy wine that has impeccable balance, a rounded, supple texture and a great finish. It's hard to resist now, and I see no reason to delay gratification either.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Self | Rating: 94Nose: figs, plums, almost candied. Some red fruit aroma showing. Alcohol burns a bit. Taste: figs, blueberry chocolate (yes, combined), slight anise. Gentle but drying tannins. Finishes with pepper showing. Velvety, easy drinker.Author: samoo
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 46 bottles owned
- 22 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 22 collectors)