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Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Dragon Vineyard 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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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

Editorial Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Howell Mountain Dragon Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/01/2009

I missed this one. Drats!

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Snooth User: OmarS
3023017
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 03/02/2009

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

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Snooth User: Barberesco
721003,196
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
112,574
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 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
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 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: jjknight38
40356689
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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 Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

92+ Points - Steven Tanzer 91-93 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Two of my favorite Zinfandels include the 2005 Zinfandel Moore Earthquake Vineyard. It possesses the darkest ruby/purple color of these offerings as well as a beautiful perfume of blueberries, blackberries, flowers, pepper, and earth. This complete, rich, beautifully textured, super-long cuvee is one of the top successes of this vintage. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. 91-93 points - Robert Parker


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 88-91Howell Mountain vineyards are capable of producing stunning Zinfandels and Turleys 2005 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge cuvee is a strong effort in this lighter-weight vintage. It boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with scents of smoked herbs, black cherries, berries, spice, and pepper. Medium to full-bodied with abundant amounts of pure fruit and good richness, it is one of the more complete 2005 Zinfandels. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/25/2009

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Turley Cellars Zinfandel Grist Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/07/2009

Turley 05 Duarte Zinfandel


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

The outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Old Vines, basically a blend of old vine parcels that are not big enough to be sold individually, reveals a dark plum/ruby color, oodles of sweet cherry, plum, licorice, pepper, and spicy characteristics, medium to full


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/25/2009

Gutsy and a little rustic, this is full of youthful verve. Aromas of wild berry, smoky pepper and licorice, and zesty raspberry, plum and rosemary flavors that build to lively tannins. Drink now through 2010. -JL Wine Spectator. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Turley Cellars Zinfandel Juvenile 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

From the sandy soils of Contra Costa, the well-made 2005 Zinfandel Duarte reveals plenty of fruit, power, and richness... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Turley Cellars Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard 750ml


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