Better, and a spectacular Syrah that will compete with anything coming out Washington today, the 2012 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard is 100% Syrah and exhibits off the hook notes of violets, spiced meats, crushed rocks and ground pepper, with a core of Cornas-like purple fruit. Full-bodied, layered, beautifully concentrated and elegant, it will have 12-15 years of longevity.
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96
Complex and evocative plum, tar, black olive and jasmine flavors ride proudly over a refined structure that feels almost weightless. A rich wine that offers finesse and an endless finish. Taut, but ends with an open feel. Drink now through 2022. 298 cases made.