Turley Library Petite Syrah 2008

Petite Sirah from North Coast, California

$75.00
Item No. 123366
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP97
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • ST93
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Critical Acclaim

"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.
Range: 95-97"
97 Points

Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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Critical Acclaim "The 2012 Petite Syrah Library Vineyard is even richer and fuller. This spectacular Petite Syrah is meant for ...
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