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2012 Martinelli - Syrah Lolita Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 283761-2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    I tasted four Syrahs from 2012, which of course is a rather dramatic vintage, producing very exuberant and opulent wines. The 2012 Syrah Lolita Ranch exhibits plenty of bacon fat and almost Cote Rotie-like honeysuckle intermixed with black raspberry and blackberry fruit. It is full-bodied, broad, savory, and best drunk over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Powerful aromas of ripe blueberry and smoked pepper beef lead to deep flavors of blackberry jam, spiced herb and caramel. For those who love big Syrahs. Drink now through 2021. 124 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    The 2012 Syrah Lolita Ranch is bright, floral and lifted, with notable purity in its fruit and fabulous overall balance. Dark red cherries, pomegranate, rose petals and cinnamon jump from the glass in an exuberant, forward Syrah loaded with near-term appeal. Even with all of its obvious richness, the Lolita Ranch is also quite aromatically expressive.
    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 Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena 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. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 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

    • 9 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors