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2005 Turley - Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 99569-2005
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 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
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 90

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2016
    Author: StuTarheel
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 238 bottles owned
  • 111 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 111 collectors)