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2012 Turley Petite Sirah "Hayne Vineyard"

Winery: Turley

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hayne Vineyard"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: Petite Sirah

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $75

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Turley 2012 Hayne Petite Sirah.

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