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2007 Turley - Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 60147-2007-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75) Bright ruby. High-toned aromas of blackberry and licorice. Lush but high-toned and penetrating, with good life and lift to the intense, sweet flavors of crushed blackberry and spices. Finishes with excellent length and spicy thrust.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    A colossal Petite Syrah is the 2007 Hayne Vineyard. Its opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of graphite, blackberries, blueberries, licorice, camphor, and crushed rocks. It is enormously endowed and extremely powerful, with teeth-staining extract, and an amazing finish that lasts nearly a minute. This is truly great Petite Syrah, but purchasers should be prepared to cellar it for 8-10 years, and watch it unfold brilliantly over the following 25-30.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Pierre T184
  • Anonymous | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2020
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Great Turley Zin from the premier zin producer.
    Author: Jam02110
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.

Petite Sirah is a thick-skinned, unusually dark, tannic, and full-bodied variety most known for giving color and structure to Bordeaux blends. It is a rare grape, with fewer than 10,000 acres planted worldwide, mostly in California. It can withstand very hot climates but it often loses its acidity and fruit when grown in these environments. The best wines display aromas of blackberry jam, blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, and clove. Napa producers Turley, Switchback Ridge, Robert Foley and Pride Mountain produce some of the best wines from Petite Sirah.

Petite Sirah’s full-body and high level of tannins pair best with bold, rich, fatty foods such as barbequed beef, sauced dishes, aged gouda, and mushrooms. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 269 bottles owned
  • 120 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 120 collectors)