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2005 Turley Petite Sirah Turley Estate

  • 90 WA
  • 81 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah

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SKU: 77494-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($38) Deep medium ruby. Sappy, nuanced nose combines black fruits, pepper, licorice and tar. A bit brutal today, with strong acidity and a peppery character currently dominating the wine's savory fruit. Comes across as tight, even youthfully tough, with no easy sweetness. Not my favorite style of petite sirah.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 81

    Racy notes of wild berry are tangy and unusual against spicy, smoky notes. There are distinctly herbal and green flavors on the tannic, drying finish.
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Turley produces limited quantities of five impressive Petite Syrahs. The dense purple-hued 2005 Petite Syrah Turley Estate reveals strong tannins along with hints of incense, licorice, and blue as well as black fruits. It is a powerful red, but the tannin seems to be jagged at present.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: swimmer
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 96 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 51 collectors)