2011 Torrin "Law Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah/Grenache

SKU #1231493 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A wine that blew me away was the 2011 Torrin Law Vineyard, and it reminded me of a top Roussillon with its chocolaty dark fruit and massive minerality. A blend of 73% Syrah and 27% Grenache, it checks in at 16.1% alcohol, but you’d never know it by tasting it. Full-bodied, layered, and decadent, with off-the-charts purity and focus, it has a full-bodied, voluptuous style on the palate that conceals solid underlying tannic structure. Black raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, crushed rock, flowers and licorice all emerge from the glass, and this is about as sexy and hedonistic as you can get in the vintage. (JD)  (8/2014)

93 points Vinous

 Inky ruby. A wild, intensely perfumed nose offers blackcurrant and candied violet scents plus hints of cola and Asian spices. Broad in the mouth, with bright acidity energizing the black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors. The spicy note repeats on the finish, which is firmed by fine-grained tannins and a kick of smoky minerality. (JR)  (9/2015)

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Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.