93 Points - rare release
An under-the-radar cult Syrah from Santa Barbara - limited.
94+ Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Syrah Arroyo Grande Valley Rim Rock Vineyard is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of wild plum, raspberries, grilled meat, tobacco leaf and cracked pepper. On the palate, it's full-bodied, fine-grained, even velvety on the attack, with a deep, tight-knit core and a long, firm and stony finish. Like all the Piedrasassi wines, this will reward a bit of patience, so cellar it for a few years before pulling corks. Interestingly, this is the only Syrah in the range that's grown in acid soils (like most of the soils of the Northern Rhône's viticultural regions)....
...Sashi Moorman is best known for the wines he makes at Stolpman and Evening Land, but the wines from his own Piedrasassi label are just as impressive. I also tasted a few older wines, including the 2003 Syrah, which remains an infant and attests to the ageworthiness of Syrah from selected sites in Santa Barbara County. "