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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Turley Hayne Petite Syrah 2008
Turley Hayne Petite Syrah 2008
(search item no. 107092)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $119.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

All five of Turley's 2008 Petite Syrahs (they do not spell it "Sirah") are extraordinary, and I could probably write the same tasting notes for each. My favorites include the Hayne Vineyard and Library Vineyard, followed by the Pesenti Vineyard, which shows more chalky graphite characteristics. They all possess huge aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and ink, massive fruit concentration, enormous body, and a lot less alcohol than the Zinfandels (a character of this varietal). Readers who purchase any of these cuvees should forget them for 10 years, and drink them over the following 25-30 years. They will handsomely repay the investment in patience.
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