96 Points - Limited Rare Turley Petite Syrah from the famed Hayne Vineyard - Very limited 92 Points Antonio Galloni: "One of the hidden gems here and a relatively recent addition to the range, the 2017 Petite Syrah (Napa Valley) is powerful and distinctive. Sweet red cherry, plum, iron, grilled herbs, chocolate and leather all come together in the glass. Today, the 2017 feels a bit heavy. Hopefully aging will take care of at least some of that. The Napa Valley Petite is a blend of fruit from Casa Nuestra, the Turley Estate and Rattlesnake." 9previous vintage 90 Points Robert Parker: "Aromas of violets, cracked pepper and rich dark fruit introduce the Petite Syrah Napa Valley, a full-bodied, richly structured wine with a succulent core of fruit and a long, pure finish. This keenly priced bottles will be sold by distribution, not to the mailing list." ...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."
Flat and disappointing.
Flat and disappointing.8.5
Textbook California Petite Syrah, inky like a Zin with blueberry and floral aromas and fruit forward profile, though not a jammy and heavy fruit bomb, fortunately. This wine’s alcohol level is a mere 14.2% (downright wimpy for Turley). Enjoyed the 2017 vintage with backyard grilled prime steak.
Textbook California Petite Syrah, inky like a Zin with blueberry and floral aromas and fruit forward profile, though not a jammy and heavy fruit bomb, fortunately. This wine’s alcohol level is a mere 14.2% (downright wimpy for Turley). Enjoyed the 2017 vintage with backyard grilled prime steak.9.1