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Torrin Vineyard

Banshee 2009

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The Rhone Report

2009 Torrin The Banshee (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) $60 The 2009 Torrin The Banshee, a blend of 60% Syrah, 22% Mourvedre, and 18% Grenache, showed brilliantly, possessing a dense, meaty core of cassis and blackberry fruit that‟s supported by loads of minerality, underbrush, violets, and charred beef aromatics. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, with a round, sexy texture, superb balance, and a long finish, this will be approachable on release, and should continue to dish out pleasure over the coming decade. (95 pts.)

Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Torrin Vineyard The Banshee Paso Robles
(60% syrah, 22% mourvedre and 18% grenache, all from Hawley's estate vineyard): Opaque purple. Impressively complex bouquet of blackcurrant, candied blackberry, fresh violet, cocoa powder and star anise. Dense and sweet but also bright and energetic, with potent dark berry, cherry-cola and licorice flavors that deepen with air. Fine-grained tannins add shape to the very long, wonderfully supple finish. For such a rich wine this is really lively. (93 pts)

 

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