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2003 Turley - Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 60147-2003-750-2A
  • Rating: 87

    Intense and rustic, with dense, chewy tannins that dominate the core wild berry and chocolate, with hints of nutmeg and cedar, turning austere and dry on the finish. Best to decant.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 91

    Saturated ruby. Exotic aromas of black cherry, candied dark berries and licorice. Like a confiture of dark berries and black cherry in the mouth, given penetration and grip by underlying mineral character and powerful tannic spine. Quite dry and uncompromising.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Rating: 95

    The 2003 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard displays the telltale squid ink-like color with some purple hues, and a stupendous nose of pure, black fruits intermixed with minerals, licorice, and incense. Full-bodied, with massively extracted flavors but incredibly well-balanced and vibrant, this wine needs 5-10 years of bottle-age and should age effortlessly for a quarter of a century.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 92

    (15% alcohol): Bright, deep ruby. Low-toned plum syrup aroma is lifted by a note of orange zest. Sweet and fine-grained, with dragon fruit, hard cherry candy and mineral flavors lifted by citrus and exotic flowers. Wonderfully plush but fresh wine with serious tannic clout. Still evolving. - Stephen Tanzer
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Stephanie W
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drinking beautifully. Sappy, ripe red berry fruit with delicious spiciness. Tannins fully absorbed.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 92

    WOW! Has plenty of life left. Beautiful fruit and balance. Great wine.
    Author: swimmer
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

  • 506 bottles owned
  • 176 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 176 collectors)