2012 Lucia "Sobrantes Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah (750ml)

2012 Lucia "Sobrantes Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah (750ml)

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94 points Vinous

Lavender, violets, plums, black cherries all jump from the glass in the 2012 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard. A stunning, pulsating wine, the 2012 impresses for its nuance and overall harmony. Sage, mint, orange peel and rosemary are some of the notes that flesh out on the super-impressive finish. The purity of the fruit here is simply striking. The Soberanes was done with 100% whole clusters, which works beautifully here. (AG)  (7/2014)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

Pulverized peppercorns and dried oregano aromas give ample seasoning to lush blackberry fruit on this wine from a vineyard planted by the Pisoni and Franscioni families. The firm structure implies that this wine will improve with time, but it's already deliciously savory with lots of thyme, anise, menthol, charred beef and pepper throughout the purple fruit flavors. (MK)  (3/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

Very precise, dense and focused, with a laser beam of blackberry, wild berry, spice and herb flavors. The structure is so perfect that it overshadows the ultratight core. Tannic and cleansing on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2026. 83 cases made. (JL)  (3/2015)