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2004 Turley - Petite Syrah Library Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 73598-2004-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good full ruby. Aromatic nose combines maraschino cherry, blackberry and licorice. Suaver and more delineated than the Turley Estate and Rattlesnake Ridge petite sirah bottlings, even if this is the highest of the three in alcohol, at 15.5%. Peppery black fruits are high-toned and very concentrated, and nicely lifted by a floral complexity. Finishes with big, rich tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The Petite Syrah reveals a black/purple color as well as notes of graphite, smoke, blackberries, blueberries, creme de cassis, a liqueur of mineral-like intensity, and huge tannin and concentration. A meaty effort, tasting almost like a liqueur of bloody steak is the 2004 Petite Syrah Library Vineyard. This is a prodigious wine that should be purchased only by those with cold cellars and good DNA for longevity as it will all age for 40-50 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Maxcontinuous
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drink Dates: 2005-2055
    Author: rphillips26
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

  • 203 bottles owned
  • 82 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 82 collectors)