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2012 Turley - Petite Syrah Pesenti Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 98 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 215665-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Delivers an intriguing mix of sandalwood, frankincense, candied ginger and espresso flavors, wrapped around a deep, dark core of huckleberry, blackberry and boysenberry, with accents of black licorice, clove and dried sage. The tannins are thick and velvety, and the finish goes on forever. Drink now through 2030. 400 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Rating: 100

    Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard and 2012 Petite Syrah Pesenti Vineyard both have off-the-charts richness as well as opaque black/blue colors, enormously concentrated red, blue and black fruits intermixed with camphor and creosote notes. The Pesenti also reveals a chalky minerality that no doubt is from the limestone soils of that region. They can be drunk for their impressive scale, richness, texture and power in their youth, but they will not exhibit much secondary development for at least a decade. They will still be offering provocative and prodigious drinking 30 to 40 years from now.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 90

    (14.6% alcohol): Bright, full, saturated ruby. Aromas of kirsch , blackberry, menthol, licorice, pepper, chocolate and spicecake. Densely packed but not heavy thanks to its underlying minerality, showing a fine-grained texture and some nutty oak complexity to the flavors of blackberry, black cherry and spices. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins that turn a bit dry on the end. The Turley petite sirahs generally need extended aging to express themselves but I was not wild for this.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2032-2032
    Author: Andrew

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

  • 97 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors