Dense, rich, ripe and expressive, offering plum and black currant flavors and hints of ripe pear, honey and flowers. The minerally finish wells up with intensity and harmony. Has tremendous presence and depth. Best from 2017 through 2025.
Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
I loved the 2012 Syrah Rock Garden, and it had classic Rocks tapenade, peat moss, cured meats and peppery notes to go with a core of dark fruit. Full-bodied, ripe, beautifully concentrated and textured, it still stays remarkably seamless and silky, with no hard edges and fine tannin. Relatively upfront, it should still have another decade of prime drinking.