97 Points - limited One of Paso Roble's up-and-coming Superstars. Turtle Rock is a new label from Don Burns, assistant winemaker at SAXUM. Limited. 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The more Syrah-dominated 2017 G2 Vineyard (there's 4% each of Grenache and Mourvèdre) offers an fresh, juicy, vibrant bouquet of blueberries, crushed violets, blood orange, and ground pepper as well as a floral quality that would easily lead me to believe there was some Viognier in the blend. Again, the purity of fruit is remarkable... ...There are few estates in California today that are more exciting than Don Burns’ Turtle Rock. Pulling from some of the top vineyards on the westside of Paso Robles and making the wines as Justin Smith’s Saxum estate, Burns has consistently produced some of the wines of the vintage since his first releases in 2014. As I wrote in the past, readers interested in finding the next up and coming superstar in Paso Robles need to put Don and Claudia Burns’ Turtle Rock estate at the top of their list."
Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant
All star stuff. This Rhône style wine shows restraint. Impeccably balaned and focused not blousy at all. It is dedicated to purity. So nice!
All star stuff. This Rhône style wine shows restraint. Impeccably balaned and focused not blousy at all. It is dedicated to purity. So nice!9.3
Dons wines just kick ass plain and simple
Dons wines just kick ass plain and simple9.5
A fun place to visit
A fun place to visit9.5