Turley

Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah

9.330 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

14.3% alc.
Great potential and 93+ at this early stage.

14.3% alc.
Great potential and 93+ at this early stage.

Sep 27th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Planted in 1953 by Otty Hayne while he was home from college, along with his father. The vines are all head-trained, dry-farmed and organic. Turley has made their Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah since 1993. Opening this was borderline infanticide, but it was my first Turley Petite Syrah. A massive beast, but the black and blue fruit is high-toned, and accompanied by an almost Mad Max inspired collection of secondary notes, including iron, graphite, scorched earth, and burning wood that are only reinforced by the strength of the tannin. However, lavender pastille is cleverly woven throughout and should move to the front of the stage over time, avoiding complete dystopia.

Planted in 1953 by Otty Hayne while he was home from college, along with his father. The vines are all head-trained, dry-farmed and organic. Turley has made their Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah since 1993. Opening this was borderline infanticide, but it was my first Turley Petite Syrah. A massive beast, but the black and blue fruit is high-toned, and accompanied by an almost Mad Max inspired collection of secondary notes, including iron, graphite, scorched earth, and burning wood that are only reinforced by the strength of the tannin. However, lavender pastille is cleverly woven throughout and should move to the front of the stage over time, avoiding complete dystopia.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2017
Adam Schneider

Sales Long Island Wine & Spirits

9.6

Pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey

Pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey

Nov 27th, 2015
Bruce Dunbar

2020 is a strange year and my experience with this still young Petite Syrah fit that trend. Normally, I’d expect a big wine with decades of cellar potential like this one to be reserved at first and then open with air, especially when opened this early in its lifecycle. This one came out on the first sip like gangbusters — perfumed, tons of dark berries and currants, lavender and minerality with surprisingly soft tannins. Wow! But instead of opening up even more, it gradually disappeared and lost much of it character — from outstanding to good in the course of a dinner. Still looking forward to checking in on it — or having my kids do so — 10, 20 and even 40 years from now

2020 is a strange year and my experience with this still young Petite Syrah fit that trend. Normally, I’d expect a big wine with decades of cellar potential like this one to be reserved at first and then open with air, especially when opened this early in its lifecycle. This one came out on the first sip like gangbusters — perfumed, tons of dark berries and currants, lavender and minerality with surprisingly soft tannins. Wow! But instead of opening up even more, it gradually disappeared and lost much of it character — from outstanding to good in the course of a dinner. Still looking forward to checking in on it — or having my kids do so — 10, 20 and even 40 years from now

Nov 27th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Smoothed out with age and drinking very well right now. No rough edges at all. Smooth black and blue fruits with dried herbs, and charcoal.

Smoothed out with age and drinking very well right now. No rough edges at all. Smooth black and blue fruits with dried herbs, and charcoal.

Jan 18th, 2020
James Park

Dark. Tangy. Black fruit. Olive. Tanine. Black pepper.

Dark. Tangy. Black fruit. Olive. Tanine. Black pepper.

Dec 6th, 2019
Joe Gillies

Wow so elegant and smooth and yet massive all at the same time. Drinking well right now, pnp

Wow so elegant and smooth and yet massive all at the same time. Drinking well right now, pnp

Nov 25th, 2017
J Mcconeg

Big strong Syrah. Turkey pulls another winner. Opens up wiretap little time. Can last for years.

Big strong Syrah. Turkey pulls another winner. Opens up wiretap little time. Can last for years.

Dec 30th, 2016
PS Michaels

Incredibly refined for a wine of this depth. Opens beautifully with time.

Incredibly refined for a wine of this depth. Opens beautifully with time.

Oct 4th, 2016
Rachel Roberts

Supple. Strawberry and leather. Amaze-balls.

Supple. Strawberry and leather. Amaze-balls.

May 29th, 2016