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90 points Wine Spectator: This concentrated red is loaded with base notes of dark fruit, offering aromas of boysenber...Read more...
Amazingly drinkable now. A big beautiful 2009 from a great American vineyard. If you think you don't like Zins, think again. This will convert you Read more
Had a chance to taste this wine at the most recent Zap festival and it held the top spot IMHO for most of the day. Regrettably, my notes are scant ... Read more
91 points. The aroma is softly prune-like, with a pleasant pipe tobacco edge. There are some sweet vanilla cream tones, a touch of freshly cut ros... Read more
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Amazingly drinkable now. A big beautiful 2009 from a great American vineyard. If you think you don't like Zins, think again. This will convert you
Had a chance to taste this wine at the most recent Zap festival and it held the top spot IMHO for most of the day. Regrettably, my notes are scant from the event and all I have is the number rating for most of my wines from that day. Guess I'll have to try it again.
91 points. The aroma is softly prune-like, with a pleasant pipe tobacco edge. There are some sweet vanilla cream tones, a touch of freshly cut rose wood, some raspberry and a hint of herbs de Provence. This is a softly profiled wine, with a delicately jammy quality. It’s bright with red fruit tones, cherry, and tart raspberry. Rose petals and a mixed floral bouquet mingle with vanilla and a subtly bitter, toasted hue. This wine strikes an exceptional balance between a dark, gripping core and bright lively acidity. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/17/post-69-central-coast-adventures-pt-8-turley-winery/
I enjoyed the Turley 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel last night with dinner (April 10, 2010). It paired nicely with some highly flavorful and robustly seasoned salmon, couscous and asparagus. This Zin is beautiful - not too jammy like many zins are these days. It's appropriately spicy and peppery, with plum and berry notes interwoven giving it a lovely balance of flavors. It's great on the nose and finishes nicely, too. I would definitely want to purchase this wine again, but I'm not sure it's quite worth the money. I also hear the folks at the winery can be snobby, which is a huge turn-off to me. I mean, really...do we need to be full of ourselves?? These reasons knock this from a "5" to a "4" rating for me. But if you've had a different experience at the winery and/or if you don't mind snooty folks when you go tasting, then the wine, in and of itself, is lovely. If you would like to see more of my reviews, please visit my blog at www.OCWineAndLifestyle.com. Happy Tasting!
Delicious! Big fruit, high alcohol, phenomenal value! Makes Ridge look like Ravenswood.
A classic Turley zin, powerful and concentrated in flavor. Surprisingly well-paired with cottage cheese croquettes and applesauce.
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Bright, deep ruby. Classic zin aromas of blackberry, crushed black pepper and licorice. Creamy-sweet and fat, but with a sweet-tart character contributing to the wine's superb cut and purity of fruit. Complicated by an element of wild herbs. Finishes with suave tannins, solid structure and excellent length. A very successful fusion of zinfandelrsquo;s many aspects, and a terrific value.
This concentrated red is loaded with base notes of dark fruit, offering aromas of boysenberry, roasted anise and dense blackberry, with mocha, espresso and sage flavors that are wrapped in firm tannins. Drink now through 2017.
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. It is a luscious Zin to enjoy over the next 5-6 years.
The 2003 Zinfandel Old Vines (1000 cases; 16.4% alcohol) is a blend of declassified wine from Turley's old-vine vineyards. A great buy and one of the best old-vine cuvees the Turleys have produced, the 2003 is as good as their finest single vineyard offerings. Rich, full-bodied, and unctuously textured, it explodes from the glass revealing black fruits, earth, kirsch, licorice, pepper, and underbrush elements. Sweet (from glycerin and high alcohol, not sugar), dry, full-bodied, concentrated, hedonistic, and supple, it is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years.
Deep ruby-red. High-toned, slightly porty nose dominated by blackberry. Sweet, dense and superripe but with terrific succulence of fruit and a pliant, layered texture. A delicious blend with captivating sweetness and excellent length. Like the Juveniles, this is among the best values from Turley in 2003.
The 2004 Zinfandel Old Vines (a 1,000-case blend of different lots declassified from the single vineyard wines) is one of the estate's best buys. Aromas of plums, licorice, truffles, herbs, and briery black fruits are followed by a soft, plump, voluptuously-textured Zin to consume over the next 3-4 years.
Good deep red-ruby color. Ripe aromas of raspberry and dark chocolate. Superripe, broad and sweet, with slightly high-toned, expressive flavors of raspberry and chocolate. Finishes with dusty, fine tannins and considerable fat. Enticing zinfandel, and good value.
90 points Wine Spectator: This concentrated red is loaded with base notes of dark fruit, offering aromas of boysenberry, roasted anise and dense blackberry, with mocha, espresso and sage flavors that are wrapped in firm tannins. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases made. (4/25/12)
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