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2001 Turley Petite Sirah Library Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah

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SKU: 73598-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    (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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Dense, tight and firmly tannic, with a firm yet narrow band of wild berry, spice, mineral and fresh earth, it turns ruggedly tannic on the chalky finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: TF Winery
  • Self | Rating: 86

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2009+
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Very fruit foward aand smooth!!!! Loved it.
    Drink Dates: 2007
    Author: William G201
Making "big reds" has been Larry Turley's passion since giving up his co-ownership of Frog's Leap Winery in 1993. Turley Wine Cellars is run by Larry and his wife Suzanne. Larry's sister, winemaker Helen Turley, made the wines here until 1995. Now the honor goes to Ehren Jordan, who also makes wines for Neyers. With a focus on producing old-vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Turley sources fruit from vineyards some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both the Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs have a dark, saturated, inky color, with intense fruit flavors that make unforgettable statements about the power and complexity these varieties may attain.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 119 bottles owned
  • 67 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 67 collectors)