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Turley Zinfandel Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard 2002

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Turley 02 Tofanelli Zinfandel<br/><br/>90-92 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2002 Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (300 cases; 16% alcohol) is tighter-knit than the two previous cuvees. However, in the glass it begins to rumble, revealing scents of macerated black cherries, pepper, autumnal/composty notes, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with fine underlying structure and zesty acidity, this is a full-throttle Zin.<br/><br/>

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Tofanelli Family Vineyard:
Our family is honored to offer you ultra premium Zinfandel and Charbono from the estate vineyard that we've been farming on a daily basis since 1929. Extremely limited production (under 1000 cases annually) enables us to focus on quality with a hands on approach that reaches from grapevine to bottle. The historical vineyard located at the top of the Napa Valley near the town of Calistoga now st... Read more
Our family is honored to offer you ultra premium Zinfandel and Charbono from the estate vineyard that we've been farming on a daily basis since 1929. Extremely limited production (under 1000 cases annually) enables us to focus on quality with a hands on approach that reaches from grapevine to bottle. The historical vineyard located at the top of the Napa Valley near the town of Calistoga now stands as one of the last examples of pre-World War II grape growing. The methods we still use were once prevalent throughout the valley; no irrigation (not even a drip line to be seen), an organic philosophy (we never jumped on the 'bandwagon' of post-war pesticides), and no trellis systems on our red varietals (these vines are free standing without wire support). Known for our Zinfandel, we also grow rare and unusual varietals such as Charbono, Sauvignon Musqué, Semillon, Petite Sirah, Carignane, Grenache, Mondeuse Noir and Cinsault. Given the reputation of the vines and the limited production of our winery, we can still offer fruit to other notable producers such as Turley Wine Cellars, Spottswoode Winery, Schrader Cellars, Orin-Swift (a.k.a. the 'Prisoner') Cellars, Neyers Vineyards and Duckhorn Vineyards. Read less

External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Napa Valley Tofanelli Vineyard

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/20/2010

Turley 02 Tofanelli Zinfandel 90-92 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2002 Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (300 cases; 16% alcohol) is tighter-knit than the two previous cuvees. However, in the glass it begins to rumble, revealing scents of macerated black cherries, pepper, autumnal/composty notes, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with fine underlying structure and zesty acidity, this is a full-throttle Zin.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Turley 02 Tofanelli Zinfandel - 90-92 Points!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2002 Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (300 cases; 16% alcohol) is tighter-knit than the two previous cuvees. However, in the glass it begins to rumble, revealing scents of mace... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2002 Turley Cellars Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard 750ml



Turley 02 Tofanelli Zinfandel<br/><br/>90-92 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2002 Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard (300 cases; 16% alcohol) is tighter-knit than the two previous cuvees. However, in the glass it begins to rumble, revealing scents of macerated black cherries, pepper, autumnal/composty notes, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with fine underlying structure and zesty acidity, this is a full-throttle Zin.<br/><br/>

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