Read Decanter's tasting notes for Sandlands, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands 2012; with fleshy, fruity olive notes playing counterpart to cherry stone.
Sandlands, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands 2012
Turley winemaker Tegan Passalacqua is better known for Zinfandel and Chenin Blanc, but his Syrah is so good it challenges this Monterey appellation’s reputation for Pinot. Fleshy fruit and olive notes play counterpoint to cherry stone, tar and cocoa, with a dense, subtle, tannic carpet underneath.
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Taster Jon Bonné