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2012 Turley - Petite Syrah Library Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 73598-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2012 Petite Syrah Library Vineyard is even richer and fuller. This spectacular Petite Syrah is meant for 30 years of evolution.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (this is 85% petite sirah, plus bits of 26 other varieties, including 9 whites; from vines planted between the 1880s and 1920s): Bright red-ruby. Blackberry and licorice on the nose, lifted by a lavender topnote. Vibrant and sharply delineated, with peppery acidity energizing the perfumed flavors of cassis, spices and fresh apricot. Very complex and subtle wine with uncanny verve for its 3.8 pH. These old field blends are full of surprises.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2043
    Author: DeeDee
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Very thick mouthfell and great balance on this dark Petite. Well done
    Author: minnowboy
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

  • 69 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 41 collectors)