Vinous 91 WA 90 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Syrah bursts from the glass with dark red cherry, plum, smoke, lavender and sweet spices. Ample and juicy on the palate, the 2012 is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. The style is soft and fruit-forward, with no hard edges and terrific overall balance."
According to Wine Advocate - "Tasted from bottle, the 2012 Syrah Santa Barbara County is a year-in and year-out outstanding wine, as well as a smoking value. Loaded with notions of plum, blackberry, licorice, violets, and hints of olive, this medium to full-bodied, delicious, forward Syrah will drink nicely for 3-4 years."
According to Wine Spectator - "Complete and deftly balanced, with a suppleness to the texture. The vivid red and dark berry flavors are focused and persistent. Drink now through 2022."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "Black cherries, turned loam and black slate swirl into a standard nose for this winery’s workhorse bottling. It’s quite tasty on the palate, with blackberries and boysenberries finding complexity amid licorice, slate and black dirt." 14.5% ABV.