Turley Wine Cellars is a boutique Californian winery that specialises in producing single vineyard wines that have acquired an almost cult-like status with sommeliers. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture, practicing organic methods throughout the range. The Petite Syrah in Hayne Vineyard 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.
“Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard have off-the-charts richness as well as opaque black/blue colour, enormously concentrated red, blue and black fruits intermixed with camphor and creosote notes. This wine can be drunk for its impressive scale, richness, texture and power in its youth, but will not exhibit much secondary development for at least a decade. Will still be offering provocative and prodigious drinking 30 to 40 years from now.” 96-100 points, Robert Parker.£10.67 per 100.00ml