Powerful, complex and wonderfully aromatic, with dried rose petal and white pepper accents that add elegance and complexity to the core of round, thick huckleberry and boysenberry flavors. The tannins are plush. A note of black walnut lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 450 cases made.
Drink Dates: 2016-2030
Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98
The 2013 Petite Syrah Pesenti Vineyard is almost black/purple in color. This is another organic vineyard owned by Larry Turley, and the Petite Syrah was planted from cuttings from Napa's Hayne Vineyard. The limestone soils here have produced what potentially could turn out to be one of the greatest Petite Syrahs ever made, rivaling some of the Ridge Petite Syrahs from the 1970s and 1980s. An absolutely amazing wine, but almost ferocious to taste at this point, the wine has concentration beyond belief. Inky black/purple, with stunning blueberry and floral notes mixed with blackberry and crushed rock give the wine laser-like precision and an unmistakable minerality. Massive and full-bodied, this wine needs a good 10-20 years and should be drinking well 50 or more years from now. If you want to buy a birth year wine for your children or grandchildren, this is the one to buy - you'll never regret it.