Lot 408 | 2012 Santa Ynez Valley
Gold Medal: 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition; 90 Pts, Best Buy: Wine Enthusiast; One of our best ever Syrah releases.
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- Santa Ynez Valley
- Syrah 100%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- 3000 Cases
- Now through 2019
- Release Email
Excellent Syrah with characteristics of a Pinot.
This was an excellent wine that was medium bodied and Ruby and color. It had characteristics of a Pinot so if you like Syrahs and Pinots you will love this Syrah.
Well worth it
Great taste, great price.
Good and simple
This was a good drinkable wine but not complex. I probably should have let it breath a little longer. I never can wait.... Santa Ynez Valley wines are near and dear to us and we tend to favor them over Napa, but I was not as excited with this one as others. Still, as with all CH wines, its a great value and worth a try.
Great bold Wine
Really enjoyed this wine. Sorry we didn't purchase more. Looking forward to the next batch of Syrah.
My favorite red
Love this wine. Should've purchased more. I don't think it is available anymore. Definitely 5 stars.
Thin drinking. Lacks finish. CHW has much better red choices.
good everyday wine
This wine drinks like a ripe Cotes du Rhone. Black/dark fruit on the nose with some minerality. We drank it over a couple of hours and it seemed to get better with each glass. A good wine for everyday enjoyment.
GOOD BOTTLE. GREAT AT THE PRICE. REGARDS
a very good syrah but could be bigger. not quite as good as Lot 431 Zin. Good enough that I bought more of it twice.
Although this is certainly an enjoyable wine with good value for the price, we found it somewhat thin and without as much character as other CH reds, which can be outstanding even in this price range. Perhaps, as other reviewers suggest, we should have let it open up more.