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2020 Turtle Rock G2 Syrah

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

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95Vinous / IWC

Dark, alluring and intense, it smolders up with a blend of crushed blackberries and black cherries accentuated by smoky bacon fat and lavender. It's silky-smooth, almost velvety in feel, with depths of dark red and black fruits that flow across a core of saline minerals and zesty acids.

95Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of smoky black and blue fruits, graphite, crushed stone, and some peppery, meaty notes define the aromatics, and it brings the most richness and depth on the palate (no doubt due to the large Syrah component) with firm tannins and a great finish.


United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.