Wine Spectator 89 points - Dense and gutsy, with chewy tannins amid extracted dark berry, leather, espresso and mocha notes. Slow to come around, as the tannins are formidable, but this kicks into gear on the focused finish. Drink now through 2028. 320 cases made.-JL
(Jun 15 2015)
Vinous 94 points - The 2012 Syrah Jack Robert’s Run Gregori Vineyard is polished to the core. Supple and approachable, the 2012 is quite attractive today. Leather, flowers, smoke, tobacco, licorice and menthol wrap around a core of plump dark red fruit. In this vintage, varietal notes take a back seat to an up-front expression of fruit. In this vintage, the fruit was completely destemmed. Overall, I found the 2012 a little less finessed than it was from barrel.
Wine Advocate 94 points - The 2012 Syrah Jack Roberts Run (330 cases aged in one-third new French hogsheads for 18 months) boasts an opaque purple color as well as notes of charcuterie, smoked meats, roasted herbs, espresso, blackberries, graphite and Asian soy. This meaty, full-throttle Syrah hits the palate with a thunderous layer of fruit in a full-bodied manner. Enjoy this beauty over the next decade or more. (Dec 2014)