2012 Torrin - Banshee

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 424073-2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2012 The Banshee Proprietary Blend is a big, full-flavored and intense wine that checks in as a blend of 40% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 25% Mourvedre. Aged 17 months in 30% new oak, with plenty of whole cluster, it has that same chalky minerality that is common in all of Scott's wines to go with lots of blueberry, black raspberry, herbes de Provence, tar and dried flowers. Savory, full-bodied, layered and beautifully made, with high-quality tannin, it's already drinking nicely, but will benefit from a few years of bottle age and have 10-15 years of overall longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Zesty and jammy, with floral raspberry and spicy cinnamon aromas leading to lively flavors of smoky plum, cracked pepper and licorice. Syrah, Grenache and MourvAdre."
    Author: Tim Fish
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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

    • 28 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors