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Turley Estate Napa Valley Petite Syrah 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very special California wine that was powerful, luscious and enchanting.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; St. Helena, California.

Grape Variety: Petite Syrah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $40.00 (with a Turley club discount)

Purchased From: Turly Wine Cellars tasting room; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Venison meatloaf with Madeira sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Opaque, inky black purple color and a slightly lighter purple rim. Ripe blackberries, damp earth and hints of cinnamon and peppery aromas. Very smooth entry, dry spicy mouthfeel, full body and a 200-grit texture. Vibrant blackberry, plum and licorice flavors. Lots of brisk acidity, unusually smooth well integrated tannins and abundant tastes of menthol in the long finish. SUPERB paired with the venison, but unusually delicious for such a potent red wine when sipping without food. No question it’s stalwart red wine but it’s also memorable with its opulent fruit flavors, vivacious acidity and genteel tannins. A very special California wine that was powerful, luscious and enchanting…it’s in a class by its self!!!

Turley Napa estate vineyard
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See also: our reviews of other Turley Wine Cellars wines.

Alcohol Content: 14.4%

Closure: 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.