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Community Tasting Notes (32) Avg Score: 92.8 points

  • Decanted and drank over a few hours.
    Definitely ripe style, but I enjoyed it.
    Some Syrah characteristics shined through, but overall hard to pin, except for dark ripe fruits.

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  • Very ripe. I generally have trouble picking out varietal characteristics when wines are this ripe, but this did have some classic Syrah savory aromas along with its dark fruit. Notable that the alcohol is not obvious on the nose or palate, except for the syrupy mouth feel. Nice tannic grip on the finish still. This is not really my cup of tea, but I think it is very good for the style.

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  • Decanted through an aerator 10 hours prior to tasting. The muted fruit tasted mature through a heavy haze of tannin so I doubt this wine will ever come together. Personally, I think this style is a mistake and certainly eliminates all but the most optimistic of the senior crowd. So many Paso wines are beautifully accessible after several years. I truly wish this producer were one of them.

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  • Given the notes, I ran it through a bev wizard (magnets), into a Houdini (aerator), and into one of those upside down "T" decanters for about 5 hours yesterday, before tasting it blindly against a bunch of other great wines, Linne Calodo Cherry Red, Booker, a Calcareous Tres Violet, and a WA 100 point Spanish Garnacha, the latter of which blew the field away IMHO. Had it before steak and with. It finished 3rd, and tannins were not the problem. From what I dimly remember now, it had good heft but just ok fruit.

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  • Big and rich. Long finish, with good integration.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Torrin Akasha Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Torrin Vineyard Syrah Akasha Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2012, (See more on 93 points

    (Torrin Akasha) Opaque purple red violet color; ripe black fruit, ripe berry, violets nose; tasty, tight, ripe black fruit, ripe berry, violets, smoke palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish (95% Syrah, 5% Grenache)

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