Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Dragon 2005

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Turley 2005 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge

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  • WA: 80

    Wine Advocate Score

    91-93

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  • RP: 93

    Robert Parker Score

    93

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  • ST: 95

    Stephen Tanzer Score

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  • WS: 90

    Wine Spectator Score

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  • SN: 85

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I missed this one. Drats! Read more

Sweet, fruity and simple on the nose with smoky oak and varietally correct Zin notes. On the palate this is in an easy drinking style with sweetish... Read more

This is a silky smooth fantastic (and expensive) Zinfandel. It seems hard to find, but I would buy 6 bottles in a heartbeat. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Dragon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,928
0.00 5
03/01/2009

I missed this one. Drats!

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,928
3.00 5
02/11/2010

Sweet, fruity and simple on the nose with smoky oak and varietally correct Zin notes. On the palate this is in an easy drinking style with sweetish raspberry fruit cut by green, hard acids that lead to a hot finish. A big wine, fun in a way but a bit too much. 85pts


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Snooth User: OmarS
3023017
5.00 5
08/14/2007

This is a silky smooth fantastic (and expensive) Zinfandel. It seems hard to find, but I would buy 6 bottles in a heartbeat.


3.50 5
03/02/2009

Fantastic spice -- lighter aroma than I expected. Good tannins and acidity. Oaky and clean.

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Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
2.00 5
05/19/2008

Lots of big jammy fruit and massive alcohol. Usually Turleys manage to balance the fruit and alcohol well but this one seemed a bit out of whack and hot on the finish. Not much fun to drink.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
03/01/2009

Very rich and full bodied. Thick, fruity, viscous and powerful. There was a lot of spice here and it was the only wine that could really hold its own against an overly peppered Filet au Poivre. A very powerful zin.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
10/28/2009

Deep ruby color. Wonderful aromas of strawberries with hints of coffee and pipe tobacco. Taste of strawberry, plum, and sour cherry and chocolate. Very well balanced flavor and acidity.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
4.00 5
04/07/2009

Dark ruby in color, just slightly cloudy. Blackberries, tobacco, and alcohol on the nose. Big fruit up front(cherries and blackberries) with hints of chocolate and oak in the mid palette. Subtle tannin and a bright acidty on the finish for balance.


Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
5.00 5
01/08/2009

An absolute gem in the Zinfandel family. Robust and confident in it's blend of fruit with a nice note of pepper in the mid-palate. This wine didn't last long as friends who really know wine became scary quiet in an attempt to not show pleasure and quickly grab a second pouring! This wine was a homerun and it will not disappoint even at this price.


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External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Dragon

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03/26/2009

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01/30/2009

From a high elevation vineyard, the 2005 Zinfandel Mead Ranch Atlas Peak reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as soft, spicy, herbal, forest floor notes interwoven with cherry, red and black currant, crushed rock, and earth characteristics. It


External Review
10/16/2008

94-96 Points - Steven Tanzer A brilliant offering, the 2005 Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard emerges from a 19th century hillside vineyard planted in pure limestone. It offers a dense ruby/purple color, wonderful freshness, and a strong personality displaying notes of black raspberries, cassis, pepper, dried herbs, and earth. A stunner, it will be one of the longest lived 2005s, lasting for a decade or more. 91-93 points - Robert Parker


External Review
10/16/2008

From a high elevation vineyard, the 2005 Zinfandel Mead Ranch Atlas Peak reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as soft, spicy, herbal, forest floor notes interwoven with cherry, red and black currant, crushed rock, and earth characteristics.


External Review
01/30/2009

"From the torridly hot Paso Robles area, the dark ruby/plum-colored 2005 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard (525 cases with 16.5% alcohol) reveals Amarone-like notes of figs along with raisin, berry, and blackberry characteristics. Full-bodied with loads


External Review
10/16/2008

Gorgeous Zinfandel. Popped and poured, this showed no sign of 15.6% alc. Chewy dark fruit drank was seamless and well structured with a lengthy finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Turley 2005 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge

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