Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles 2006
[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.
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!
100 year old vines make for a magnificent Napa Valley Zinfandel.
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
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/
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holy moly, loved this wine. frontal assault with a long, mellow finish. beautiful fruit: blackberry, spicy plum. delicious.
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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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