Split Rock Ranch, Paso Robles
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This WRW Syrah is the ultimate expression of its place. Unlike much of the Paso Robles Syrah that is grown in limestone, this is “Naci terroir”—soil made of sandy loam over sandstone. The result is unique—an earthy, dark berry character that is already tasting wonderful. The 2015 Syrah holds dark perfumed aromas of sage, wine soaked rosemary, saddle leather, boysenberry cobbler, blackberry, dusty minerals, plum skin, white pepper, and molasses. Flavors of meat drippings, cowboy boot, blackberry, blackcurrant, black pepper, sea salt, brown sugar, and black and green olives are seamlessly brought together with fine grain tannins that sustain a long and youthful finish.