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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2010
Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Syrah 2010
(search item no. 116740)
collectible wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $78.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fascinating to taste this side by side with the Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel. Despite the difference in varietal, the wines share several characteristics—bacon fat, graphite, dark fruits—demonstrating how powerful terroir, and Howell Mountain's in particular, can be. Layers of flavor and strong mountain-specific tannins give way to powerful blue and black fruits on the finish. The wine is dense and tightly wound, and begs for bold, rustic food. Cellar it, decant it, and pair it with a slab of Stegosaurus.
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