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2012 Bedrock Wine Company Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah

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January 10, 2021 - $38

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by black cardamom and violet pastille. Spicy, smoke-tinged boysenberry and cherry compote flavors stain the palate, with a zesty mineral element contributing verve.

92-94Robert M. Parker Jr.

It exhibits fragrant notes of spring flowers, apricot marmalade, jammy black currants and cherries as well as hints of spice box and vanilla. Ripe, full-bodied, unctuously textured and gorgeously long and pure, this is a terrific offering.

92Wine Spectator

Offers purity of flavor, with a firm, rigid backbone of loamy earth and chewy tannins, complemented by a wild savory side. Blackberry, black licorice, dill, anise and cedar notes form the core. Ends with rich, gravelly tannins.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.