2013 Law Estate "Audacious" Paso Robles Red Wine

SKU #1276559 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Audacious is a total head turner that's made from 39% Grenache, 36% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and is all from the limestone soils of the Law Family Vineyard located high up off of Peachy Canyon Road. Fermented in concrete tanks and aged 20 months in 228- and 500-liter French oak barrels, this beauty is locked and loaded with notions of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, savory herbs and dried earth. Rich, full-bodied, concentrated and sexy, with building tannin, don't miss this beauty! These latest releases from Law Estate Wines, which are made by the incredibly talented Scott Hawley, are jaw dropping good, and easily the greatest wines to come from this new estate. The future looks very bright indeed. (JD)  (7/2016)

93 points Vinous

 Bright violet. Vibrant, sharply focused aromas of black raspberry, cassis, Asian spices and violet, accompanied by subtle herb and mineral flourishes that gain strength with air. Palate-staining, spice-inflected red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are sharpened by a touch of cracked pepper and show excellent clarity. Finishes on a subtly sweet note, with excellent persistence and silky tannins that add shape and subtle grip. Always among the richest wines that I taste from Paso Robles, or from anywhere, frankly, during my annual tastings, this year’s lineup definitely didn’t break that trend. Owners Susie and Don Law and winemaker Scott Hawley make unapologetically extroverted, even flamboyant (but vibrant) wines from the Law’s densely planted 57 acre, limestone-rich vineyard, which sits high atop Peachy Canyon and surrounds their state-of-the-art, custom-built, gravity-fed winery. Exposure to cooling ocean winds along with the influence limestone-rich soils and wide diurnal shifts give this high-altitude site the ability to produce wines that are both massive and elegant. These wines never fail to make an impression. (JR)  (6/2016)

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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.