Daily Wine 9/1/17:
Turley – Hayne Vineyard – Petite Syrah – Napa Valley – 1997
- This wine in dominated by Petite Syrah and blended with a small amount of Zinfandel from the Hayne Vineyard of Altas Peak in Napa Valley.
- Hayne Vineyard has some of the oldest Petite Syrah vines in the world. The grape once dominated Napa Valley before Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Turley Wine Cellars makes 34 wines, the vast majority are Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs from single vineyards throughout California.
- Turley’s single vineyard wines are typically solely from older vines. Younger vines are blended together to make labels like “Juvenile Zinfandel” until the vines reach a respectable age.
- All of the vineyards are either certified organic or in the process of becoming so.
- Fermentation uses native yeasts.
- Otty Hayne planted the Hayne Vineyard in 1953 and all the vines are head-trained and dry-farmed.
- Turley was started by Larry Turley in 1993 after he sold Frog’s Leap to John Williams.
- Pair this with heavy, rich meats.