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Maven 2009
Wine Specs

Maven 2009

2009 Torrin “The Maven”
With 60% of the fruit from the remarkable James Berry Vineyard and 40% from our own estate vineyard this wine capitalizes on the magic of the Templeton Gap. At 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah the 2009 Maven manages to gracefully walk the line between mass and finesse. A fantastic 2009 growing season maximized the fruit maturity and retained excellent acidity. As a result, we have a wine with an incredible aromatic lift that has substantial weight and tactile presence yet finishes fresh and vibrant. The Grenache does most of the heavy lifting here creating lush core of beautiful fruit and spice. The Syrah contributes to the complexity of the wine by adding a subtle underlying layer of dried herbs and savory notes. After 18 months on its lees in 500L puncheons the wine was bottled in May of 2011 unfined and unfiltered. It will be tempting to enjoy this one soon, but keep in mind it will certainly age beautifully in bottle over the next decade.

Cases Produced: 87

Tanzer: 93 points

Rhone Report: 95+ points


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The Rhone Report

2009 Torrin The Maven (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) A brilliant wine, the 2009 Torrin The Maven is a blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, with the Grenache coming mostly from the James Berry vineyard, and the Syrah from Torrin‟s own vineyard. Gorgeously pure and perfumed, with fantastic Grenache driven aromas of spice, violets, licorice, crushed rock, and floral notes that are intermixed with ripe blackberry and black cherry styled fruits, the wine is full-bodied on the palate, balanced, seriously structured, and very long. It should benefit from a year or two in the cellar, and like the other Torrin wines, drink well for a decade or longer. (95+ pts.)

Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Torrin Vineyard The Maven Paso Robles
(75% grenache and 25% syrah; 16.2% alcohol): Inky ruby. Black raspberry and boysenberry on the assertively perfumed, spice-accented nose. Juicy and expansive on the palate, displaying sappy red and dark berry flavors and notes of candied violet and Indian spices. Emphatically rich but vibrant for its size, finishing with excellent thrust and length. (93 pts)


Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
60% James Berry Vineyard / 40% Torrin Estate Vineyard
Winemaker Notes
75% Grenache / 25% Syrah