#22 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2015 -
WS 95 WA 93 WE 93 IWC 92 W&S 91 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Supple, ripe and provocative, with mineral, licorice and tapenade flavors running through a plush, generous core of dark plum and black cherry. Shows presence and polish. Drink now through 2022.
According to Wine Advocate - Formerly named the Walla Walla Syrah, the 2012 Syrah The Deuce (100% Syrah, 80% whole cluster and 18% new French oak) is more upfront and sexy than the Lagniappe, with a Rocks-like character of lavender, smoked plums, roasted herbs and pepper. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced, pure and loaded with fruit and texture, it’s another great Syrah from this team to drink over the coming decade or more.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Fermented with 80% whole clusters and aged 18 months in neutral French oak, this outright delicious wine offers aromas of black and green olive, mineral, moist earth and dried herbs. It’s seamless in feel, delivering lithe, pillowy soft fruit, savory flavors and a hyperextended finish. It’s a testament to the strength of Syrah from this region.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Good deep red. Sweet, inviting aromas of blueberry, violet and bloody steak. Similarly savory and complex in the mouth, offering lovely intensity and lift without any undue weight. The wine’s minerality comes through loud and clear on the rocky finish, which features very sweet, supple tannins and lovely length and lift......
According to Wine & Spirits - This is drawn from Les Collines, with a bit of fruit from the Milton-Freewater Rocks thrown in. And yet it’s the Rocks that give off the initial impression, the smoky mocha and dark olive scents adorning crushed strawberry flavors. The wine’s texture is lean and tense, with a thin stream of acidity to guide it; that acidity should play a larger role with some cellar time. Or serve this youthful, toothsome red with a plate of salumi. 14.1% ABV.
93pts - Decanter Magazine