2012 Law Estate "Audacious" Paso Robles Red Wine
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The star of the show was the 2012 Audacious, an interesting blend of 45% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Grenache that was raised in 50% new French oak (the Grenache saw all larger 500-liter barrels). It offers sensational purity and depth in its cassis, blackberry, graphite, dried earth and dried herbs aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, concentrated, supple and downright sexy, it's a gorgeous 2012 that makes the most of the these limestone hills west of Paso Robles. (JD)
Brilliant ruby. Vibrant blackberry, cherry-vanilla and potpourri scents are complicated by candied licorice and smoky minerals. Pliant, palate-staining dark berry preserve and floral pastille flavors show excellent clarity, with an exotic Asian spice flourish providing lift. Finishes with outstanding lift and cut, with gentle tannins adding shape and focus. (JR)
Tightly focused, with a beam of dense, minerally tannins. Aromas of currant and dark Asian spice combine with firm but rich flavors of blackberry, smoky sage and peppered beef. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Best from 2017 through 2028.