Iron pyrite and squid ink on the nose. Lots of sediment. The ferrite flavors continue and the wine has an iodine note. Very thick and deep still. Powerful and still robust.
External Reviews for Turley Petite Sirah Napa Valley Aida Vineyard
I do not believe I have ever tasted a more concentrated, essence-like wine than Turley's 1997 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard. Made from 55-year old vines that yielded only 9.8 tons of fruit for five acres, this opaque black-colored wine is the biggest, ... Robert Parker. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1997 Turley Cellars Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard 750ml
"Rich, exotic, powerful" are all typical descriptions for Turley wines and this petite sirah certainly fits the description, benefiting from a long warm summer to produce a wine that is rather uncivilized. The historic Aida vineyard is located within the undulating hills in Napa Vally, yielding wines that preserve some acidity, dense but not overly tannic. the 1997 required cellaring 10-15 years, so it is ready to drink now, and will become more characterful in the cellar for quite a few more years.
Wine Advocate ReviewTurley continues to offer two of the blackest, densest, richest Petite Syrahs ever produced in California. Alongside its siblings, the 1996 Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard looks like a wimp with only 13.8% alcohol, but what concentration and intensity this wine offers. From a 4.5-acre vineyard, only 3 tons of fruit were harvested in 1996. The result is an opaque purple-colored wine with a dense, mineral, earthy, peppery, blackberry-scented nose, huge, ripe, thick flavors, gobs of glycerin and fruit, and a long, moderately tannic finish. My guess is that this wine requires 5-6 years of cellaring, and will keep for 2-3 decades.
The opaque black/purple-colored 1995 Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard offers up a licorice, smoke, earth, and cassis-scented nose, extraordinary sweetness of fruit, and monstrous-sized proportions of glycerin and tannin. This huge, massive Petite Syrah nee... Robert Parker. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1995 Turley Cellars Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard 750ml
Dr. Larry Turley (brother of Helen Turley) has employed his sibling to help make these exquisite Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. The debut releases were the superb 1993s. Dealing with only ancient, head-pruned vineyards (most of the wines come from v... Robert Parker. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1994 Turley Cellars Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard 750ml
The 1994 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard is the new reference point for Petite Syrah. At 14.9% alcohol, this dry, awesomely endowed wine is not shy about displaying its virtues. The opaque purple/black color is followed by a nose of extraordinary intensi... Robert Parker. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1994 Turley Cellars Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard 750ml
Dark and immensely concentrated, packed with rich berry and peppery flavors and the requisite tannins. Big in every way, yet beautiful in its own way. 200 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 1993 Turley Cellars Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard 750ml