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Syrah 62% Petite Sirah 16% Tempranillo 8% Grenache 7% Zinfandel 5% Malbec 2%
A force, a trajectory. A cipher for understanding the complex language of central coast Syrah.
Back again with a little age behind it, the 2012 Reckoning flaunts the usual Reckoning bravado with softer edges and a new-found refinement. The nose boasts its notorious tones of ripe cherry, dark chocolate, and cigar box with an added twist of shaved orange peels and white lilies. Age has also provided a black-tie and cocktail essence of black olives, juniper berry, and crème de cassis that floods the senses as earthy notes of poblano mushrooms and savory smoked brisket bring it home.
The entry is lively with a stern acidity and flavors of raspberries, figs, and umami. Chunky and broad tannins spread the palate wide open with flavors of crumbled chocolate with sea salt, mouthwatering pomegranates, and candied bacon. Among a palate rooted in dark and poignant flavors are spicy serrano peppers and fresh pluots that add a fresh layer of complexity. Finishes with sharp flavors of cranberry, dates, and a citrusy backbone that brings a sudden end to an otherwise rich palate.
Drink now through 2022.
- Drew, Winemaker & Production Manager