International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108
(this 5.8-acre parcel of 100-year-old vines literally surrounds, and is owned by, the public library in St. Helena) Medium ruby. Slightly medicinal aromas of raw black cherry and licorice. Creamy on entry, then high-pitched and a bit tart, with rather strong acidity currently clashing with the wine's firm tannins. Not an easy style of wine - and especially difficult to taste following the Hayne zinfandel.
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Author: Robert Parker
A new offering, the 2001 Petite Syrah Library Vineyard (14% alcohol) possesses an evolved nose of sweet blackberry liqueur intermixed with spice and sweet oak. Surprisingly, the palate is closed, and the finish hard and tannic. While this effort does not appear to have the potential of its siblings, there is still a lot to it. Perhaps I caught it on a closed day.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/04/2010
Tasted On: 12/24/2007
Drink Dates: 2007
Very fruit foward aand smooth!!!! Loved it.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2004
Drink Dates: 2004-2009+
This is the first offering of this wine by Turley. The vines surround the St. Helena Library and since Turley leases the vineyard it is only a matter of time before the vines are removed to make way for city services. Brilliant purple colored wine with lots of thick moderately pigmented legs. A very forward (rather Beaujolais like believe it or not) nose of black pepper, plum and slight nutmeg. Attractive fruity flavors in the mouth but they lack depth. The wine ends quickly with significant tannins kicking in. This wine will age but I don'tthink the fruit will live long enough to moderate the wine?s tannic structure. A disappointment.
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