Turley Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah 1997

Turley Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah 1997
$49.00

SKU C0337

750ml

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Above St. Helena on the north eastern ridge of Napa Valley, the Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge Vineyard is another fantastic expression of Howell Mountain. Dark, powerful, inky, funky; this sun-drenched but cool & windy site brings out the best characteristics of Petite Syrah.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Howell Mountain
Brand Turley
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Wine AdvocateA new offering, the 1997 Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Acres is from a 50-year old plantation of Petite Sirah. The wine's notes suggested I needed to return to my hotel to grab my floss after tasting this wine. The color is a saturated, thick black/purple. The wine reveals surprising amounts of toasty new oak in the nose (Turley only uses 25%-30% new oak). In the mouth, it is "beyond immense, massive, and gargantuan," and should be purchased only by those seeking an adventurous wine experience. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.

Robert Parker, December 22, 1998