Cattleya Syrah Vertical 2012 - 2014

$ 420.00

Two bottles each of the 2014, 2013, and 2012 vintages in a Cattleya wood box.

 

2014—97 points                                                                            

The inky colored 2014 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is just drop dead gorgeous, and I suspect the greatest wine made to date from this site. Deep ruby/purple colored, with liquid violet, black raspberries, cassis, graphite, and hints of charcoal, it hits the palate with sensational depth of fruit, full-bodied richness and a layered, multi-dimensional texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. Nevertheless, it’s shut down slightly since I tasted in on release, and I suspect it’s best forgotten for a year or three. There’s just 115 cases made, don’t miss it!

2013—96 points

Wow, the 2013 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is hold onto your hats good. Deep, inky, concentrated and impenetrable, with a massive mid-palate, it has primordial notes of graphite, crushed rocks, burning embers and loads of black and blue fruits. I saw potential in this when I tasted it a few years ago, but wow! Forget bottles for 2-3 years and drink over the following decade or more. There’s 115 cases produced.

2012—94 points

The 68-case 2012 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is a riper, rounded effort that has gained incredible complexity and depth since I tasted it on release. It offers lots of ripe black currants, black raspberries, peppery spice, game and pencil lead characteristics in a rounded, opulent, sumptuous style that just begs to be drunk. This is just starting to show some evolution, but it gets better and better with time in the glass, has a Jamet-like complexity, and a great finish. Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming decade or more.

— Jeb Dunnuck

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