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2011 Turley Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Ridge

  • 97 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah

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SKU: 99569-2011-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (just 13.7% alcohol, from vines planted at a dense 3-by-4-foot spacing and harvested just before the early October rain): Deep, saturated ruby. Distinctly northern Rhone-like (Cote-Rotie?) aromas of blackberry, licorice, smoke and flint. Very smoky and peppery in the mouth, with fleshy, savory tastes of dark berries and smoky minerals dominating. Perfect ripeness and sweetness of fruit here thanks to long hang time. Very long and broad on the smoothly tannic back end. A great petite sirah in the making; wonderfully rich and ripe for its relatively modest alcohol.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The estate's 2011 Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge is arguably the most powerful and structured of these 2011s. Intensely varietal and tannic, the 2011 is imbued with the essence of blackberry jam, grilled savory herbs, menthol and melted road tar. The aromas and flavors grow beautifully in the glass, filling out the wine's broad shouldered frame with aplomb. The Rattlesnake Ridge is not a wine for the faint of heart, but readers who love intense structured reds ' and Petite Syrah in particular ' will flip out over this wine. Simply put, this is a stunning showing.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2026
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: npayab
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

  • 69 bottles owned
  • 44 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 44 collectors)