Wine Advocate | Rating: 96A new wine for the estate, the 2013 Torrin Shadow Canyon Vineyard is 100% Syrah, fermented with 80% whole clusters and aged in 50% new French oak, that comes from York Mountain, on the western, cooler edge of the Paso Robles AVA. It has a cool climate vibe in its olive, pepper, bay leaf, bacon fat and darker fruit-driven aromatics, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration and fine, polished tannin. It's another |Do Not Miss| wine from winemaker Scott Hawley.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Appealing, with a brooding structure that balances rich flavors with lively tannins. Aromas of smoky bacon and blackberry combine with dense, layered flavors of dried berry, black olive and dried herb. The tannins are big but ripe. Best from 2018 through 2028. 122 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Rating: 92Inky purple. Ripe, mineral-tinged dark fruits, licorice, candied flowers and woodsmoke on the deeply perfumed nose. Chewy black currant and bitter cherry flavors unfold slowly, picking up a suggestion of cracked pepper along the way. A subtle touch of vanilla adds sweetness to the finish, which features youthfully chewy tannins and a resonating mineral note. - Josh Raynolds
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 15 bottles owned
- 7 collectors