Red

2016 Turtle Rock G2

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2021 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • jvphoto Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 8, 2019 - With some air it filled out and went from being tight/concentrated to mellow and smooth black currant, plum, pepper, blackberry pie, ash. Fairly tannic, prickly acidity.

  • macavity wrote: 93 points

    April 9, 2019 - Pop and pour through venturi. Reminds me of a wine barrel...rich oak notes and spicy bright flavors. Some pepper and berry. Tangy and long finish. Will decant longer tomorrow and compare to today.

  • gsiokis wrote: 95 points

    March 10, 2019 - This was a fantastic wine. Nose was singing after about a 30 min decant. Need to buy more!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • srh Likes this wine:

    February 23, 2019 - Winebar [4 Whts & 8 Reds] from 02/22/18 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): 90% Syrah, 6% Grenache, & 4% Mourvedre, harvested from the steep slopes & calcareous rocky soil of Willow Creek's GV2 Vyd; 30% whole cluster fermentation & 22 mos aging in new FR oak;

    N: Closed; RIPE berries (blacks, poss blues) with undertones of pyrazines? Vanilla with addt'l swirling?

    P: Med, poss MF, body; NICE, almost swtish frt met by some astringent pucker which at least somewhat resolves by the LONG, very, VERY slightly bitterish finish with a tangy/swtness to the dusty tannins. NEEDS/deserves through '20, I'm guessing, then at least APPROACHING its 10th. My VG+/EXC-, likely the higher with time. 97 pts Jeb Dunnuck; [This vendor's $64.95 is as good as any of wine-searcher's currently limited offerings.]

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Brilliant 2016s from Paso Robles, 11/29/2018 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases (Sep 2018), 9/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Latest Releases from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County, 8/10/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Turtle Rock
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard G2
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 188 (85%)
  • Consumed 29 (13%)

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