Since Torrin began with the release of our 2006 vintage, we’ve aspired to consistently produce a Syrah that comfortably takes a seat at the table with the greatest expressions of the varietal available. To achieve this we created Akasha, a tapestry woven together with the selection of our best barrels of Syrah. Over the years, Syrah from a variety of unique vineyard sites in the western hills of Paso Robles have proven themselves invaluable to this blend. For 2016 we are excited to have the privilege to include Syrah from the historic “Z block” of Bien Nacido Vineyards in the Akasha blend. What began as an expected addition to our Vicinage Series of wines emerged as one of the most intriguing wines in the cellar and an obvious choice to accompany barrels from Shadow Canyon and Hawk’s Hill Vineyards in this year’s Akasha. This amazing marriage of Syrah from three distinctly different microclimates creates a stunning wine that will impress with a decant young, and, with time in the cellar, may very well develop into contention for our best Syrah yet.
Fall 2018 Release. 100% Syrah. Sold Out.
"The 2015 Akasha is a tour de force that I wish every reader could taste... a bouquet of blue fruits, bacon fat, spring flowers, and forest floor. Possessing extraordinary purity, a wild exotic, classic Syrah style, sweet tannin and perfect balance, it's as good as it gets. It has the purity, balance, and elegance to shine even today, yet won't hit maturity for another 5-6 years and will keep for another two decades. " -Jeb Dunnuck. 100 points.
As with all Torrin wines, Akasha was fermented with wild yeast utilyzing only punch downs for cap management and basket pressed. It was aged in 300 liter French Oak barrels for 22 months, 60% new. Unfined and unfilterered.We are pretty fortunate to call the Willow Creek District our home. With its cooling coastal influence, high free lime concentrations and variety of aspects, we believe it is one of the world's premier growing environments for Syrah. The 2015 Akasha helps back this up with remarkable depth, concentration and varietal intensity. It is impeccably balanced with all of the beautiful aromatic presence of a cool climate and the richness and weight of a warmer climate. With ripe round tannins and an underlying acidity keeping it fresh and lithe, the wine is massive yet never cumbersome. This will no doubt age beautifully in sound cellar conditions for 10+ years, but can be enjoyed with a decant while young.
FALL 2017 RELEASE. 100% SYRAH. -SOLD OUT-
"Blackberries, graphite, scorched earth, pepper and loads of crushed rocks nuances make for a sensational Syrah that’s going to flirt with perfection with a few years of bottle age. While I've always loved this wine from Scott, the purity of tannin and balance in this vintage is at another level. Hats off to Scott for this insanely good Syrah." -Jeb Dunnuck: 99 Points.
French oak, 60% new for 18 months. Akasha is a word that represents the belief in an element from which all other natural elements; earth, wind, fire, and water are derived. For us at Torrin, Syrah was the element that drew us into the Templeton Gap and what is now Torrin Wine. From that, Grenache, Mourvedre, and other Rhone Varietal based wines have gloriously emerged.
FALL 2016 RELEASE. 95% SYRAH/ 5% GRENACHE. -SOLD OUT-
"...Inky aromas and flavors of black currants, blackberries, smoked meats, earth and pepper. This full-bodied, concentrated and impeccably balanced beauty has fine tannin, no hard edges and blockbuster length. In short, it's a gorgeous wine I wish every reader could taste!"
-Jeb Dunnuck: 97 points
Akasha is a word that represents the belief in an element from which all other natural elements; earth, wind, fire, and water are derived. For us at Torrin, Syrah was the element that drew us into the Templeton Gap and what is nowTorrin Wine. From that, Grenache, Mourvedre, and other Rhone Varietal based wines have gloriously emerged.