96pts, Double Gold Medal, Best Rhone Blend!, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015
WA 93 WE 91 Pts - Always a big, ripe and voluptuous wine, the 2012 Syrah The Big Easy is no exception. It is a blend of 62% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah and 8% Grenache that saw 20 months in 48% new French and American oak. It's loaded with blockbuster notes of black and blue fruits, white chocolate, melted licorice and hints of vanilla bean. These give way to full-bodied, concentrated and ripe red that has surprising elegance, purity and focus that shows on the finish. It's packed with flavor and represents a great value at this quality.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Violet, lavender, elderflower, charred beef and olallieberries show on the dynamic nose of this wine that the late actor’s family makes as a homage to New Orleans. There is a density of fruit on the palate, with long-lingering smoked berries that go deep into the finish
According to Wine Spectator - Sleek and fleshy, with easygoing yet rich flavors of black raspberry, spice, caramel and licorice. Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Drink now through 2021." 62% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache. 14.9% ABV.