Piedrasassi 2012 Syrah, Rim Rock Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley, CA
Wine Advocate rating: 93..."Even better, the 2012 Syrah Rim Rock Vineyard comes from a small 3-acre plot and was fermented with 100% whole clusters. It offers up thrilling notes of black raspberry, rose petal, pepper and distinct saltiness to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and finesse-driven palate feel. While it has bright acidity, it also has solid concentration and a seamless texture. It too should drink nicely for 6-8 years. These are smoking efforts from winemaker Sashi Moorman."