2005 Turley - Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge 750ml

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2005 Turley - Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge
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Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | 93

($44) Bright ruby color. Knockout nose combines black fruits, smoke, licorice, pepper and a strong rocky character. Quite suave on entry, then thick but vibrant in the middle, with powerful, well- integrated acidity accentuating the impression of intensity. A very tactile, concentrated petite sirah with terrific inner-palate energy. Finishes savory, chewy and very long. Impressive.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 91-93

Although pinched with screeching tannins, the backward, unevolved 2005 Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge will repay those who have the foresight to lay it away for 10-15 years. It is loaded with potential, but is nearly impenetrable at present.

Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | 89

Fragrant white pepper and wild berry aromas are delightfully bright, with a juicy crunch amid the tight tannins. Spice, cedar and blackberry flavors stick around on the tannic finish. -MW

Drink Dates: 2008-2015

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Score: 90
Author: StuTarheel
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/24/2015
Drink Dates: 2014-2016
This seems just a bit past its prime but is still quite enjoyable. Blueberry and blackberry fruit. Rhubarb flavor adds pleasant tartness. Hints of white pepper and licorice. Good concentration with decent finish.
Score: 93
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/28/2012
Site Blog: mac_h
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About This Producer

Making "big reds" has been Larry Turley's passion since giving up his co-ownership of Frog's Leap Winery in 1993. Turley Wine Cellars is run by Larry and his wife Suzanne. Larry's sister, winemaker Helen Turley, made the wines here until 1995. Now the honor goes to Ehren Jordan, who also makes wines for Neyers. With a focus on producing old-vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Turley sources fruit from vineyards some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both the Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs have a dark, saturated, inky color, with intense fruit flavors that make unforgettable statements about the power and complexity these varieties may attain.

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