Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Sirah 1999


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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.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Turley
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
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Wine AdvocatePotentially perfect, the 1999 Petite-Syrah Hayne Vineyard (475 cases, 15.2% alcohol) is a 50-year wine. If it is showing any age after a decade of cellaring, I will be as surprised as its producers. An opaque black/blue color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of blackberry and creme de cassis blended with spices, minerals, and earth. Frightfully tannic, with unreal concentration, texture, and length, this behemoth is one of the most concentrated wines I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050+.

Robert Parker, February 27, 2002