High Scores from Wine Enthusiast

Hello!  You may have already heard that Turiya Wines was blessed with some incredible high scores from Wine Enthusiast recently.  Here are the amazing ratings and reviews by Matt Kettman of Wine Enthusiast:

Turiya 2011 Shapeshifter Red (Central Coast)

93 Points & Editor's Choice

"There's magic in this 65% Petit Verdot and 35% Sangiovese combination. This shows concentrated cherry and kirsch aromas, touches of shiitake and porcini mushrooms and plenty of turned, wet earth aromas. The palate, framed by chalky tannins, offers more mushrooms and truffles in a black cherry-chocolate gravy, proving quite luxurious and interesting at once."

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

Turiya 2011 Stolpman Vineyard Sangiovese (Ballard Canyon)

93 Points

"Deep aromas of dried strawberries and blueberries meet with hot bricks, dried meats, purple flowers, a touch of smoke and secondary notes of truffle on the nose of this delicious smelling and tasting wine. The layers of flavor on the palate range from black cherry to milk chocolate, framed by chalky tannins."

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

Turiya 2011 Golden God Red (Central Coast)

92 Points

"Angela Soleno has struck a bit of gold on her Petit Verdot-Sangiovese blends, in this bottling offering blueberry, cinnamon, star anise, leather, clove, maduro cigar and truffle notes. The palate shows cola, root beer, roasted fennel truffle salt and blackberry-balsamic reduction sauce, framed by sticky tannins that will hold these flavors for a few more years."

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

Turiya 2011 Solana VIneyard Petit Verdot (Paso Robles)

88 Points

"This is a hearty wine on the nose, with sarsaparilla, red plum, rustic leather, dried strawberry and clove, showing a touch of age. A wide array of allspice, star anise and chicory spice pops on the palate, surrounded by dried red cherry, leather, iced coffee and turned-earth flavors. The acidity remains vibrant, but drink now."

- Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

Rating Process (directly from Wine Enthusiast.com):

Tasting Methodology and Goals

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5–8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

About the Scores

Ratings reflect what our editors felt about a particular product. Beyond the rating, we encourage you to read the accompanying tasting note to learn about a product’s special characteristics.

98–100 Classic - The pinnacle of quality.
94–97 Superb - A great achievement.
90–93 Excellent - Highly recommended.
87–89 Very Good - Often good value; well recommended.
83–86 Good - Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
80–82 Acceptable - Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.

Products deemed unacceptable (receiving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.