Vinous | Rating: 98A quintessential Sine Qua Non wine, the 2012 Syrah TouchAc is off the charts. Rich, seamless and voluptuous, the 2012 exudes concentration and flamboyance. Red cherry jam, plum, spice, licorice, pomegranate and new leather flesh out in an effortless, radiant wine bursting at the seams with personality. The 2012 is 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, done with 36% whole clusters, all from Eleven Confessions.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Expressive licorice, mocha and ripe blackberry aromas lead to a well-defined core of refined tannins wrapped in a lush texture, offering smoky blueberry, espresso and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2026. 844 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigals Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93 percent Syrah, 5 percent Petite Sirah and 2 percent Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78 percent new French oak. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 395 bottles owned
- 81 collectors