Vinous | Rating: 94The 2013 No.2 is a big step up from the 2012. Beams of supporting acidity and tannin give the 2013 much of its pure, unbridled energy. Savory herbs, violets, graphite, smoke, menthol and licorice lead to an explosive finish. Although very young, the 2013 is shaping up to be a real beauty. The 2013 is 85% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre and 4% Viognier. About 35% of the fruit was vinified with whole clusters and the wine spent 23 months in French oak, 62% new. Vineyard sources are Larner, White Hawk and Harrison-Clarke.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 181 bottles owned
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