2001 Turley "Estate" Napa Valley Petite Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The saturated purple-colored 2001 Petite Syrah Estate (14.6% alcohol) boasts a fabulous perfume of black fruits, graphite, spice, and a hint of flowers. Extremely tannic, full-bodied, and massive, with excruciating levels of extract, this 2001 needs 5-8 years of cellaring; it should keep for two decades or more.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby-purple to the rim. Explosive aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, minerals and roasted coffee. Juicy, intense and clenched, with powerful flavors of crushed dark berries and pepper. Boasts impressive extract for young vines. Relies as much on its firm acids as on its ripe tannins for structure. Very interesting wine, and clear indication of the site's potential for petite sirah. 90(+?) points
Turley Wine Cellars makes thirty-four wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. All of the vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and they use all natural yeasts in the fermentations.