Made from 100% Syrah, the 2012 Focus Proprietary Red (16 months in 100% new French oak) has lots of oak in its smoked black fruits, licorice, scorched earth and licorice aromas and flavors, and at times shows a hint of charred wood, which slightly worrisome. Nevertheless, it hits the palate with a beautiful, full-bodied texture that carries impressive concentration, lots of fine tannin and good overall freshness. It needs 2-3 years in the cellar and will have 10-12 years of overall longevity. (JD)
Dark purple. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, incense and dark chocolate, with smoke and spicecake nuances coming up slowly. Palate-staining boysenberry and blackberry flavors are sharpened by a peppery note and a suggestion of smoky minerals. Spreads out nicely on the very long, penetrating finish, which leaves a sweet berry compote note behind. (JR)
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