Read Decanter's tasting notes for Sandlands, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands 2012; with fleshy, fruity olive notes playing counterpart to cherry stone.

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Points 94
Drink:2015-2024

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Sandlands, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands 2012
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This product is featured in: Top 10 Californian Syrah.

Sandlands, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands 2012

18.25/20pts (94)
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.

Price N/A UK www.sandlandsvineyards.com

Drink 2015-2023

Alc 13.2%

Taster Jon Bonné