Wine Advocate | Rating: 95A blend of 48% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, the 2013 The Banshee Proprietary Blend is another terrific wine from this estate. Offering notes of black fruits, pepper, smoked herbs and hints of flowers, this beauty is full-bodied, ultra-pure, multidimensional and layered, with considerable elegance and finesse. Coming from the Torrin Estate vineyard and the Shadow Canyon vineyard on York Mountain (this is outside the Paso Robles AVA, hence the Central Coast AVA for this release), it saw one-third whole clusters and 18 months in 30% new French oak. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous | Rating: 93Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of ripe red berries, candied flowers and minerals pick up a spicy element with aeration. Sappy, appealingly sweet raspberry liqueur, cherry and lavender flavors show a surprisingly light touch and a suggestion of Asian spices. Silky and seamless in texture, finishing with powerful mineral cut, gentle tannins and outstanding, floral-tinged persistence.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Deep and structured, with rich and supple fruit, offering aromas of black raspberry and violet backed by blackberry, smoky pepper and herb flavors that linger toward big, ripe tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Drink now through 2028. 276 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
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 , , , and 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. and 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
- 19 bottles owned
- 5 collectors