Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A depth charge of dark, dense fruit built around a core of ripe but firm mineral-tinged tannins, offering notes of blueberry, tobacco, game and cracked pepper. Hands-off for now. Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne. Best from 2017 through 2024. 1,050 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The estate's Northern Rhone-inspired release and a blockbuster in the making, the 2012 The Dirt Worshipper Estate checks in as a blend of 95% Syrah, 3% Viognier and 2% Roussanne. It was fermented with 50% whole clusters and saw 20 months in 15% new French oak. It's a beautiful wine that has classy notes of cracked pepper, olive paste, bacon fat and sweet black raspberry fruit. These give way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless and youthful wine that has striking purity of fruit and plenty of fine tannin. It needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will keep through 2027.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2018-2018Author: Andrew
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 98 bottles owned
- 18 collectors