2002 Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $45.00 (through winery mailing list)
Type: Petite Sirah
Principal varietal(s): Petite Sirah

This is a youthful, powerful, unevolved Petite Sirah that is probably at least two years from coming into its own. Exceedingly dark, glass-staining black/purple color, still closed in aroma but with promising hints of deep black raspberry and blackberry fruit along with a complex mineral-like component. Extremely extracted, powerful, tannic mouthfeel at this point, with a boatload of tannin in the finish, but extremely balanced and pure in impact overall. This is a potential monster that's a few years from showing its stuff. Many thanks to our pal A.S. for sharing this beauty. - WB team 2006-03-11


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