2012 Shane Syrah The Villain


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.8 4 reviews
Label borrowed from 2011
Label borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • prasm Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 16, 2016 - Popped and poured, consumed over 5 hours. Nose: Medium-plus expressiveness, black raspberry, boysenberry, black licorice, smoke, shoe leather, and a big-ole slab of bacon fat. Palate: Full bodied, ripe black and blue fruit attack, good balance and mid-palate persistence, Asian spice lifts the back-end with the bacon fat filling out the body from from to back. Finish: Medium-plus length dominated by spicy dark fruit, earthiness, and bacon fat.

  • prasm Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 22, 2015 - Consumed over 2 days (vacuvined), note from day 2. Nose: Medium expressiveness. kirsch, black raspberry, dust, pine needles, and florals - lilacs. Palate: Medium-full bodied, great balance, creamy mouth feel - milk chocolate like, blue fruit attack, spicy mid-palate presence, solid mid-palate density, precise and focused from front to back. Finish: Medium-plus length dominated by spicy dark fruit and milk chocolate. My second of 2 bottles and this is absolutely singing this evening noticeably more integrated than previous bottle which seemed a little disjointed in the back-end.

  • prasm Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 11, 2014 - Consumed over 2 days (vacuvined), note from day 2. Nose: Medium expressiveness, saddle leather, brambles, olives, ocean air, and dark fruit - black berry and black raspberry - more Rhone like than California. Palate: Medium-full bodied, black pepper and dark fruit attack, noticeable acid driven mid-palate lift, back-end turns a bit thin and rustic showing black olive, tobacco, and hints of iodine - though not in a bad way. Finish: Medium plus length dominated by stems, spice and dark fruit.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

    (Shane Wine Cellars Syrah The Villain Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shane
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation The Villain
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 20 (40%)
  • Consumed 30 (60%)

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