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Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006

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[91 pts Robert Parker] The 2006 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge from the cool upper elevations of Howell Mountain displays a lighter style medium body a fragrant up-front almost Pinot Noir-like delicacy but some real strength in the background. This is not one of the bigger Zinfandels despite the high alcohol and in fact it seems to be finesse-styled. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

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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 Paso Robles

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
08/08/2008

Hot, acidic (in a good way) and surprisingly crisp for a Zin. Tight, but still young. Did have some nice notes of baked cherries and was rather mineral. Overall i really liked it, but its not your typical Cali zin. Great food pairing wine. Served with sea bass, but also paired well with fried chicken!


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,626
4.50 5
08/27/2011

100 year old vines make for a magnificent Napa Valley Zinfandel.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
01/10/2009

Light red fruit on the nose with a hint of nail polish. Bright fruit up front with a hint of raisin finish. Mostly well balanced with a slightly acidic mouthfeel. Could probably use some aging


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.00 5
07/06/2011

93 points The nose on this wine is deep and spicy, with an intense herbal tone. It’s very pastoral and full of tobacco and cherry notes. Black stone, chocolate, and gun smoke open up on the spin. Beginning with dried fruit and peppered, grilled meat, this wine quickly moves into a dense and spicy combination of dark fruit and firm minerals. This is clearly a wine that would benefit from at least 8 to 10 years of bottle aging. It’s extremely intense, tight and earthy, and it shows spectacular acidity and structure. Its palate is explosive and the finish seems to never end. This is clearly a masterpiece, and its only going to get better over the years Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/17/post-69-central-coast-adventures-pt-8-turley-winery/


Snooth User: simulacrum
4218477
5.00 5
06/24/2009

holy moly, loved this wine. frontal assault with a long, mellow finish. beautiful fruit: blackberry, spicy plum. delicious.


0.00 5
01/01/2010

It has a subtle entry followed by a nice explosion of exotic fruit and silky smooth mouthfeel. The finish is peppery and spice driven. We LOVE this wine. It has the fruit forwardness and the graceful overall composition that drives us to drunkdom... the alcohol level is a little bit high. :) We definitely want to search out some more Turley's. !! Tony and Stephanie


Snooth User: Rita R
82465730
4.00 5
04/20/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles

External Review
01/29/2009

It is round, smooth, almost pinot Noir- like tannin of Zin from Contra costa county, which keeps us asking for more. Additionally it is the aromatics of red fruit, spice box and earth. This is supple, medium bodied wine that has balance and grace.


External Review
03/24/2011

The Duarte Vineyard located in Contra Costa County, a part of the large Central Coast AVA in Southern California. This youthful Zin (of course, can be drunk now) has more herbal notes than its sisters (or brothers?) to accompany its typical big ripe fruit. Filled with exotic spices, and with a huge and voluptuous texture, decanting is absolutely recommended, however, tucking it away in a cellar is perhaps a better option. Though 2006 produced charming wines, it was a difficult vintage, with some dampness. Again, from single vineyards and a producer like Turley, I am not worried.


External Review
03/13/2013

Big but agile, offering bold black raspberry and smoky cracked pepper aromas, with rich yet well-structured wild berry, roasted sage and licorice flavors that build toward dense but ripe tannins.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91-93The 2006 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard, another Paso Robles site, is a whopper at 16.4% alcohol, but has terrific fruit, slightly caramelized Amarone-like licorice, tar, and blackberry fruit, with decent acidity and a full-bodied mouthfeel with high glycerin. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.


External Review
01/29/2009

A wonderful presentation. Surprisingly powerful despite soft red fruit, earthy and berry aromatics. Iron rich volacnic soils in combination with vnyds elevetion and hot summers of Dry Creek Valley produced expressive and unique wine. Full bodied


External Review
03/24/2011

Dusi vineyard is located in the Paso Robles AVA, Central Coast CA, where only 9% of plantings is devoted to Zinfandel. The climate is “perfect” with warm days and cool nights and does not receive much rainfall. These Zinfandels are not subtle; they are overt, even obvious. Overabundantly filled with dried fruit, Christmas cake and chai, it generosity is moderated only by a streak of acidity and a tannic core. The alcohol content is quite high- typical of all Turley Zins.


External Review
01/29/2009

The amazing acidity of the wine carries the mouth feel and the flavors. This is an atypical wine for the north coast and maintains balance of acid and tannin bringing joy to the palate. Sweet red fruits, cherry liqueur, pepper and herbs make this an


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[91 pts Robert Parker] The 2006 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge from the cool upper elevations of Howell Mountain displays a lighter style medium body a fragrant up-front almost Pinot Noir-like delicacy but some real strength in the background. This is not one of the bigger Zinfandels despite the high alcohol and in fact it seems to be finesse-styled. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

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