Turley Zinfandel Atlas Peak 2010

Member Review by Eric Guido:

The nose was intense yet elegant, showing blackberry and raspberry fruits, sweet spices, hints of charred wood and a whiff of vanilla. On the palate, I found intense, concentrated fruit kept in check by a core of streamlined acidity. Red and black fruits seemed to saturate the entire palate with hints of herbs, pepper and pure cocoa. On its own, the finish was slightly drying with palate-coating red fruits but it was perfect with a bite of beef brisket.

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Turley:
Turley is a winery that focuses on small production “Big Red” wines from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, based in St. Helena in the Napa Valley, California. The winery is a family operation helmed brother and sister duo Larry and Helen Turley, founded in 1993. Their prestigious wines are in constantly high demand, and their private wine club has a two-year waiting list. The w... Read more
Turley is a winery that focuses on small production “Big Red” wines from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, based in St. Helena in the Napa Valley, California. The winery is a family operation helmed brother and sister duo Larry and Helen Turley, founded in 1993. Their prestigious wines are in constantly high demand, and their private wine club has a two-year waiting list. The wines are produced from several vineyards, with vines dating back to the 1800s. Each terroir lends its own character to the wines, and they are given separate labels according to location each vintage. The vineyards are located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Lodi, Howell Mountain and Contra Costa.  Read less

Member Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Atlas Peak

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,500
4.00 5
08/12/2012

The nose was intense yet elegant, showing blackberry and raspberry fruits, sweet spices, hints of charred wood and a whiff of vanilla. On the palate, I found intense, concentrated fruit kept in check by a core of streamlined acidity. Red and black fruits seemed to saturate the entire palate with hints of herbs, pepper and pure cocoa. On its own, the finish was slightly drying with palate-coating red fruits but it was perfect with a bite of beef brisket.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/04/2009

[Cru (by the glass): c venison p 1995 Arnaldo-Caprai Sagratino Anni 25] Tough act to follow. My palate was likely shot. Could only taste candied plum. Did not enjoy as in previous tastes.


Snooth User: fiddlehead
4257031
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/04/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: k8walsh
7250644
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 05/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Atlas Peak

External Review
Vintage: 2002 07/20/2010

Turley 02 Old Vines Zinfandel 89-91 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: The 2002 Zinfandel Old Vines is a blend of lots that did not make the grade for the single vineyard offerings. No wimpy wine at 16.4% alcohol, it exhibits deep, jammy black fruits intermixed with saddle leather, pepper, and earth. With an unctuous texture as well as a big, chewy finish, it is a robust, mouthfilling, value-priced Zinfandel.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 10/25/2010

Turley 02 Old Vines Zinfandel - 89-91 Points!


External Review
Vintage: 2000 10/16/2008

91 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate The 2000 Zinfandel Old Vines (1,100 cases) reveals a macerated, sweet jammy cherry-scented bouquet, loads of glycerin, and soft, low acid, plum/prune flavors displaying hints of balsam wood and pepper.


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Vintage: 2000 12/23/2009

...Pungent aromas of raspberry, pepper and orange peel. Thicker and denser than the young-vines bottling, with bright acidity giving the fruit-driven flavors excellent definition. Finishes sweet and persistent, with firm but fine tannins. A very succ... Stephen Tanzer. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2000 Turley Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2000 10/25/2010

Turley 2000 Old Vine Zinfandel - 91 POINTS



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