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Turnbull Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky, nutty, old oak on the nose along with a hints of lavender and white pepper that add complexity to the savory meaty richness of the fruit. On entry this is big, inky and broad in the mouth with lots of dark, earthy, very pretty purple fruit. There’s a slight floral note to the the nicely angular palate, followed by blue fruits with hints of tree bark, pepper and lingonberry popping on the rather succulent, long and very lively finish. A lovely blend of fruit and savoriness with just enough structure to be supportive today and yet allow for this to age fairly well. 92 points

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Turnbull
Color: Red
Varietal: Petite Sirah
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At Turnbull Wine Cellars we craft our award-winning wine using fruit sourced from our five stellar estate vineyards in Oakville and Calistoga. This diversity of fruit sourcing and exemplary viticultural work allows our winemaking team the ability to create wines with distinctive flavors that capture the personality of each site. Soils vary from deeper alluvial fans on the valley floor to the shallow, volcanic and rocky structures of the hillsides.

Editorial Reviews for Turnbull Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,394
4.50 5
03/15/2013

Smoky, nutty, old oak on the nose along with a hints of lavender and white pepper that add complexity to the savory meaty richness of the fruit. On entry this is big, inky and broad in the mouth with lots of dark, earthy, very pretty purple fruit. There’s a slight floral note to the the nicely angular palate, followed by blue fruits with hints of tree bark, pepper and lingonberry popping on the rather succulent, long and very lively finish. A lovely blend of fruit and savoriness with just enough structure to be supportive today and yet allow for this to age fairly well. 92 points


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
05/21/2013

Nice balance of smoke, game, meat jus and roasty aromas with oak, red, blue and blackberry fruit. Super dry on the palate. Woody. Maduro tobacco, cigar box, blue and purple fruit with blackberry juice. Vanilla notes. Big, powerful and dry, but great flavor complexity. 90 pts. 5/10/13 at winery



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