[91 pts Robert Parker] The 2006 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge from the cool upper elevations of Howell Mountain display...Read more...
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 min... Read more
100 year old vines make for a magnificent Napa Valley Zinfandel. Read more
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 ac... Read more
Food Pairings for Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles
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/
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
External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles
Dark red. Liqueur-like crushed blackberry and sappy cherry on the nose. Compellingly sweet and vibrant, with a chewy underlying mineral character giving shape to the superripe berry flavors. This has superb fruit. Finishes fat and very long, with creamy tannins and the structure to age.
Walks the line between big and small, power and finesse, strength and refinement. Classic Howell Mountain pepper character is intertwined with brambley red and purple fruit aromatics. Big as mountain zinfandel gets with backbone and grip; yet has
A terroir-based effort with a distinctive earthy/briery character, the deep ruby-hued Zinfandel offers up tarry, sweet cherry and currant notes, medium body, and a quickly evaporating finish.
Small cuvee is made from century old vines that bless the area and the vineyard. Yield of one ton per acre is self evident of the wines concentration and personality. In addition to varietal fruit we find earthy notes that delight senses. This classic Zinfandel pairs well with BBQ and Chili. Pizza, hamburgers, and hearty pasta dishes also work well.
Deep red. Deep, musky aromas of dark fruits, mocha, tobacco and cracked pepper, lifted by sweet spices; this reminded me of Howell Mountain fruit. Sweet, creamy and deep, with a peppery lift but a complete absence of hard edges. Not a fruity style but nuanced and interesting. Finishes quite long, with suave tannins.
Reveals a dark plum/ruby color, oodles of sweet cherry, plum, licorice, pepper, and spicy characteristics, medium to full body, and a fleshy, generous, well-endowed personality.
Dark red. High-toned, fruit-driven aromas of dark cherry and raspberry. Dense, sappy and sweet, with a candied, liqueur-like character to its red berry and spice flavors. Offers an enticing sugar/acid balance and noteworthy concentration.
[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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