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2002 Turley - Petite Syrah Library Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 73598-2002
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($38; from vines dating back to 1912) Bright ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice. Fat, juicy and sweet, with nicely delineated black fruit flavors lifted by violet. Light on its feet, and better balanced than the 2001.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2002 Petite Syrah Library Vineyard (85-year old vines) exhibits an opaque purple color followed by aromas of ink, graphite, minerals, licorice, smoke, and blackberry fruit. Powerful, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, it will be at its finest between 2008-2025.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2008-2025
    Author: Glenn Fuller
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Deep dark red, muted strawberry and pencil lead bouquet. Fruity, berry soft on the palate. Nice finish.
    Drink Dates: 2011
    Author: Pierre T184
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 167 bottles owned
  • 89 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 89 collectors)