2011 ターリー プティ・シラー ラトルスネーク・リッジ
2011 Turley Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge
2011 ターリー プティ・シラー ラトルスネーク・リッジ
ロバート・パーカーのワイン・アドボケイト (アントニオ・ガッローニ) (95-97) ポイント
The estate’s 2011 Petite Syrah Rattlesnake Ridge is arguably the most powerful and structured of these 2011s. Intensely varietal and tannic, the 2011 is imbued with the essence of blackberry jam, grilled savory herbs, menthol and melted road tar. The aromas and flavors grow beautifully in the glass, filling out the wine’s broad shouldered frame with aplomb. The Rattlesnake Ridge is not a wine for the faint of heart, but readers who love intense structured reds – and Petite Syrah in particular – will flip out over this wine. Simply put, this is a stunning showing, Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
This is a thrilling set of wines from Larry Turley, Ehren Jordan and Tegan Passalacqua. Tasting this wide a range of 2010 and 2011 Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs is like taking a master class in California terroir. The house style favors an expression of Zinfandel and Petite Syrah built on aromatic intensity and elegance, which Jordan credits to gentle extractions. At times, the wines come across as quite Burgundian in the way they express richness but not excess heaviness. Over the last few years, the wines have become a little more laid-back and less overtly ripe, which is a net positive given that the starting point for all of these wines is fruit of exceptional quality. The Petite Syrahs in particular are noteworthy because they are among the few wines that find the elegance Petite Syrah is capable of, while avoiding the massive tannins that are so typical elsewhere. The 2010s are strong across the board, although Turley did not bottle a few of their wines from sites that got scorched by the heat spikes, which includes the Highway 101 and Zampatti. The 2011s are more variable, as befits a vintage that had much less favorable conditions overall.
(Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012 Antonio Galloni Drink: 2016 - 2026)
インターナショナル・ワイン・セラー 95ポイント (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)
"(just 13.7% alcohol, from vines planted at a dense 3-by-4-foot spacing and harvested just before the early October rain): Deep, saturated ruby. Distinctly northern Rhone-like (Cote-Rotie?) aromas of blackberry, licorice, smoke and flint. Very smoky and peppery in the mouth, with fleshy, savory tastes of dark berries and smoky minerals dominating. Perfect ripeness and sweetness of fruit here thanks to long hang time. Very long and broad on the smoothly tannic back end. A great petite sirah in the making; wonderfully rich and ripe for its relatively modest alcohol. " (May/June 2013)
"Wonderfully aromatic, with a nose of wilted rose petal, fresh-cracked black pepper and sandalwood. The chewy, dense tannins offer a good framework for the intense, focused notes of blackberry, huckleberry and boysenberry, which lend some serious push to the finish. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made. –MW" (Issue: Oct 31, 2013)
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