Turley

Library Vineyard Petite Syrah

9.297 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

One of of my favorite vineyards in CA and a gem in Turley’s portfolio. Spanning 1890s to 1900s plantation of some very unique varietals, this always has a signature to it that I don’t always find in field blends. Rich in body while always maintaining beautiful texture and liveliness. Aromatics are always unique and compelling in their own right. I used to think this would be best at 10-15 year mark but the more I try it I think this site drinks its best at the 3-5 year mark from vintage.

One of of my favorite vineyards in CA and a gem in Turley’s portfolio. Spanning 1890s to 1900s plantation of some very unique varietals, this always has a signature to it that I don’t always find in field blends. Rich in body while always maintaining beautiful texture and liveliness. Aromatics are always unique and compelling in their own right. I used to think this would be best at 10-15 year mark but the more I try it I think this site drinks its best at the 3-5 year mark from vintage.

May 25th, 2020
Matt Lasater

My favorite vineyard in St Helena, possibly Napa. Always love to taste these wines when I can, great history and special. This was just a great example of a wine that offers real character but is really about how fun and delicious it is to drink. Cons for me where the elevated alcohol perception on the nose and volatility that covered up a lot of the aromatic tones this wine had in previous bottles tasted. And I think the RS in the wine may have moved into a more disjointed position with the wines age. I think this would have been beautiful at the 5 year mark. That said, gorgeous palate, lush with its mix of red and black berry/cherry fruits, cool spices, peach pits and floral tones. Love the sweetness and structure the oak had at this point in its evolution. Needs BBQ!

My favorite vineyard in St Helena, possibly Napa. Always love to taste these wines when I can, great history and special. This was just a great example of a wine that offers real character but is really about how fun and delicious it is to drink. Cons for me where the elevated alcohol perception on the nose and volatility that covered up a lot of the aromatic tones this wine had in previous bottles tasted. And I think the RS in the wine may have moved into a more disjointed position with the wines age. I think this would have been beautiful at the 5 year mark. That said, gorgeous palate, lush with its mix of red and black berry/cherry fruits, cool spices, peach pits and floral tones. Love the sweetness and structure the oak had at this point in its evolution. Needs BBQ!

Jun 29th, 2019
Darren Dittrich

RIP. Way past it’s prime... sadly.
My fault entirely... this one hid deep in the cellar.

RIP. Way past it’s prime... sadly.
My fault entirely... this one hid deep in the cellar.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.4

I had some less impressive older Turley PS recently that convinced me that I needed to start consuming them, but this one has me thinking otherwise.

I had some less impressive older Turley PS recently that convinced me that I needed to start consuming them, but this one has me thinking otherwise.

Sep 3rd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

14.4% alc.

14.4% alc.

Aug 9th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.4% alc.

14.4% alc.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Eileen Gross

Too good.
So easy to drink....one of those "shhh....just sit back and enjoy" like my daughter reminds me to do.

Too good.
So easy to drink....one of those "shhh....just sit back and enjoy" like my daughter reminds me to do.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2014
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.2

Taste that Lignan Blanc!

Taste that Lignan Blanc!

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2014
Gregg Gordon

Still amazing

Still amazing

Jul 5th, 2017
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.3

Tannins are well integrated and this was complex and drinking at peak, which is fairly early for a Turley PS.

Tannins are well integrated and this was complex and drinking at peak, which is fairly early for a Turley PS.

Sep 18th, 2016