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 display...

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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

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
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
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4.50 5
08/27/2011

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


Snooth User: jkagel
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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
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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
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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


External Reviews for Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles

External Review
08/02/2008

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.


External Review
01/30/2009

Bigger, deeper and darker than its younger sibling, Juvenile, the '06 Old Vines has notes of dark fruit and herbs, but also exudes Cherry, plum, and Raspberry. It is soft, round, and supple full bodied blend with complexity and subtlety. It is


External Review
01/30/2009

A bold Zin showing its Howell Mountain roots. Cracked pepper and big mountain tannins define the wine initially, afterwhich complexities and nuances emerge to show dark blue and black fruits alongside cherry and bramble berry characters. A very small


External Review
01/30/2009

New in Turley portfolio is the Salvador Zin. Small cuvee is nmade 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


External Review
08/02/2008

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.


External Review
01/30/2009

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


External Review
08/02/2008

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.


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81001 Snooth User: jkagel
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Winemaker's Notes:

[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.

[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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