2001 Turley "Hayne" Napa Valley Petite Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard’s black/purple color is accompanied by a compelling bouquet of black fruits, graphite, and white flowers reminiscent of a top-flight Hermitage. Tremendously rich, full-bodied, and viscous, with 13.2% alcohol, sweet tannin, and well-integrated wood, this profound Petite Syrah will be at its finest between 2008-2020+. This is truly magnificent stuff with great purity, length, and intensity.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated black ruby. Knockout nose combines dark fruits, bitter chocolate, violet, espresso and pepper. A sappy, sweet fruit bomb with a layered texture and superb intensity. Extremely long on the finish, with strong but surprisingly sweet tannins. Another superb example from this outstanding site, where the vineyard character typically is as clearly expressed as the grape variety.
Dense and concentrated, a bit restrained, with muscular tannins holding tight to the core of earthy blackberry, plum and mineral flavors. The fruit makes one big push at the end, giving it a long, tannic finish.