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2001 Turley Wine Cellars Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Acres Napa Valley
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About Turley Wine Cellars

When it comes to California Zinfandels, Larry Turley is the master. His are huge, exotic reds that often have head-spinning alcohol and a bit of residual sugar, but at their core, are really showcases for the rich, ripe, old-vine fruit...

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2001 Turley Wine Cellars Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Acres Napa Valley

Producer: Turley Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Petite Sirah
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2003

($45) Saturated black-ruby to the rim. Port-like aromas of black fruits, chocolate and resiny damp earth. Large-scaled, rich and expansive but quite dry. Finishes with huge, broad, granular tannins and roasted ripeness. Can't match the Turley Estate or Hayne cuvees for sheer fruit flavor.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Petite Sirah

Even though the origins of this grape are in France, California is the place to look for the best expressions of Petite Sirah. The "Petite" in the name refers not to the size of the vines but rather to the size of the grapes. In fact, the high skin to juice ratio that accompanies the small berries allows Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannins and...
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