"An addition to the range, the 2012 Syrah Zotovich Vineyard is flat-out delicious. Inky blue and black fruit, lavender, mint, violets and sweet spices abound in an unusually exuberant wine from this site, where the sandy soils tend to yield more perfumed, mid-weight wines. Vibrant and pulsing with a real sense of energy, the 2012 delivers superb precision in a pure, deeply expressive Syrah that will provide fabulous drinking over the better part of the next decade. What a gorgeous wine this is." –June 2015, Antonio Galloni
Stephen Tanzer SAMsARA Wine Company, 2012 SAMsARA Syrah Zotovich Vineyard
"Bright violet color. Complex aromas of fresh blueberry, boysenberry, cracked pepper and incense, with floral and mineral notes building in the glass; very syrah, in a northern Rhone fashion. Juicy and pure, offering lively black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors and a velvety, seamless texture. Becomes deeper and sweeter on the subtly tannic finish while retaining excellent vivacity and focus."
Opaque ruby. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries, potpourri and minerals. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering expansive black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that are lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity. Shows superb clarity and power on the finish, which is firmed by fine-grained, harmonious tannins