96+ Points - Limited
Rare Turley Petite Syrah from the famed Hayne Vineyard - Very limited
Robert Parker: "Turley continues to excel with probably the most underrated grape in California, Petite Sirah. It is the ultimate antioxidant red wine grape, taking forever to shed tannin and be approachable, but lasting easily, in the best cases, for 20-30 or more years. I tasted five cuvées of Petite Sirah from Turley (and remember, they spell “Sirah” as “Syrah”). What is remarkable is that these wines are all significantly lower in alcohol than the Zinfandels or even the Cabernet Sauvignons. The first three Petite Sirahs from the Turley estate are from the Library Vineyard and Pesenti Vineyard, all tipping the scales at 14.4% alcohol, with the Rattlesnake ridge at 15% and the Hayne Vineyard about the same."
A small-production gem from the owner's of the legendary Hayne Vineyard, one of California's finest old vines Zinfandel vineyards. Chase Cellars 2013 Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, Napa Valley.
Winery Notes: "Our historic Hayne Vineyard is home to 112-year old heritage Zinfandel vines. Dry-farmed, head-trained, hand-tended and sustainably managed, our old vines have some incredible qualities including an almost mysterious ability to maintain beautiful, mouth-watering acidity even with extended hang times. We’re able to make ripe, powerful and complex wines without compromising overall balance and finesse. This is the Holy Grail in winemaking and just one of the secrets of our heritage vines."
Very limited Turley Zinfandel.
90 Points Robert Parker: "Turley’s 2014 Zinfandel Juvenile Vineyard is an assemblage of bits and pieces from different parcels, but overall from the younger vine portion of the multiple terroirs they exploit. The wine is a big, juicy, classic Zinfandel with a dark ruby/purple color, hefty power (15.5% alcohol), without a trace of heat or burn. It has loads of briary blue and red fruits, medium to full body, vibrant acidity, impressive purity and texture. This is a strong effort. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
Rare cabernet from Turley
New Cabernet release from Turley! Limited.
The third vintage of the Turley Cabernet. The wine has pure, ripe, deeply red Napa Cabernet fruit, rounded out by the savory herbs and garrigue that are the marks of the Estate vineyards. Medium-bodied, with great structure and a solid backbone, which will allow it to age for some time (if you must). However, with its inviting texture and supple, well-integrated tannins, the wine is exceedingly approachable in its youth.
Turley Wine Cellars has wineries in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley, and in Templeton, in the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars is known for robust and well-rated Zinfandels. Turley is the brother of Helen Turley, one of California’s most legendary winemakers, and she consulted for him until the mid-1990s. Now the winemaker is Ehren Jordan, known as one of Napa Valley’s best young winemakers. Larry Turley co-founded Frog’s Leap Winery in 1981 but sold his interest in Frog’s Leap to start his own estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Larry Turley “the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist…he built Turley Wine Cellars into a showcase for the fruit, power and intensity of Zinfandel.” There are generally waits of several years to get on the mailing list to acquire Turley Zinfandels.