2010 Torrin "Tsundere" Paso Robles Red Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another awesome effort is the 2010 Tsundere. A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah, 24% Grenache and the balance Tannat, it dishes out massive amounts of fruit and texture, with notions of smoke, black currants, tobacco, leather and graphite all flowing to a full-bodied, pure and seriously concentrated 2010 that has no hard edges, sweet tannin and a knockout finish. As with Scott’s other 2010s, it needs another year or two of bottle age and will have 15+ years of longevity. Drink 2015-2030. (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(40% cabernet sauvignon, 26% syrah, 24% grenache and 10% tannat): Opaque purple. Sexy aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, smoky oak and violet. Broad, deep and sweet, with a firm spine of acidity lifting the flavors of dark berries, licorice and floral pastilles. Chewy tannins add shape and grip to the very long, spicy, penetrating finish. (JR)
The 2010 Tsundere is one of the fresher wines in the range, perhaps because of the significant presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Rich, dark and sensual, the 2010 has plenty of depth but all of the fruit is beautifully supported by persistent veins of saline-infused minerality. The 2010 is Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Grenache. (AG)
Weaves together a complex array of dark berry, road tar, mocha and cedar flavors, fanning out on the finish and maintaining persistence. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Tannat. Drink now through 2022.