With aromatics reminiscent of Northern Rhône, this amazingly concentrated single-vineyard wine shows just how stunning cool-climate Californian Syrah can be.
Writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck describes the range from Piedrasassi as “serious wines that merit attention,” – no wonder, since Piedrasassi’s wines offer a fascinating blend of turbo-charged ...Learn more
“Lots of peppery rotundone on the nose and really quite skinny on the palate compared with the Santa Barbara 2017 bottling. Dry finish. Drink 2021 – 2026”
“Another compelling, layered, nuanced, yet rich and concentrated Syrah, Sashi's 2013 Syrah Rimrock has everything you could want from a Central Coast Syrah. Giving up tons of black raspberry, crushed flowers, bacon fat and olive tapenade-like aromas and flavors, it's full-bodied, concentrated and lively, with a tight, balanced and lengthy vibe on the palate. Shining for both its purity of fruit and its textural richness, it should shine on release and have 10-12 years of overall longevity.”
“Meaty nose with smoke and violet and black cherry. Leathery and medicinal too. Full but soft, with dense fruit on the mid-palate then a fine, chalky tannic finish. Bitter chocolate and olive aromas. Perfumed and rich – so powerful, yet the structure is very accessible.”