2012 Turley Petite Sirah "Hayne Vineyard"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hayne Vineyard"
Wine Category: Petite Sirah
Grape blend: Petite Sirah
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,200
KWG Score: 94.8 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: September 4, 2016
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petite Sirah is different than most Petite Sirah’s I cover. This one had a bit of an Old World style to it. It opens with a fragrant leather and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a cedar and black raspberry blend with notes of minerality and a hint of plum and oak. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. Our tasting group suggested pairing this very good Petite Sirah with slow cooked braised short ribs that fall off the bone. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Hayne Petite Syrah was planted in 1953 by Otty Hayne while he was home from college, along with his father. All head-trained, dry-farmed and organic, this Petite Syrah is one of the most unique wines in California. Powerful and inky in its youth, the wine becomes more feminine and refined with age, and will outlive us all.
Organic status: not organic
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