Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 1997

Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 1997

SKU C0347


The Hayne Vineyard is one of our most exceptional sites. Located in an idyllic warm yet breezy spot on the west side of St. Helena, we are honored to have worked with this vineyard and the Hayne family for over twenty years. The head- trained, dry-farmed Zinfandel vines were planted in 1902 and 1903, and they produce wines of power and elegance in every vintage. Year after year, this wine serves as the archetype for Zinfandel and Napa Valley.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Turley
  • wa95-97

Wine AdvocateThe 1997 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard is unquestionably a remarkable wine. However, it will be very backward and potentially long-lived. It was only slightly evolved when I tasted it in September, displaying an opaque saturated, thick-looking purple color, and unevolved but promising notes of black raspberry liqueur intermixed with minerals, spice, and cherry fruit. Massive yet phenomenally rich, admirably pure, and representing the essence of this varietal, this wine requires 12-18 months of bottle age; it should drink well for 10-15 years. An extraordinary Zinfandel, with 17.2% alcohol. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2010.

Robert Parker, June 20, 1999