Turley Zinfandel Paso Robles Pesenti Vineyard 2007
[92 pts The Wine Advocate] From their home vineyards on the limestone soils in Paso Robles the 2007 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard displays richness freshness and vibrancy (no doubt due to the cool limestone soils) and beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur licorice and seaweed wrapper. This medium to full-bodied classic Zin should age nicely for 7-8 years.
92 points. Deep woody tones make up the majority of the aroma. Blackberry, black tea, and a touch of pepper also seem to show through pretty strongly, with blueberry and plum jam, rose bush, and caraway emerging with a spin in the glass. Nicely rich and full bodied, this wine is instantly shows fresh blackberry and spiced, raspberry sauce flavors. There is a toast and tar component combined with a hint of leather moving into the mid palate. The tannins are firm and gripping, but have a certain waxy quality about them that is reminiscent of eating a dark chocolate bar. Rose wood and sap appear on the finish and seem to never cease. This wine is beautifully bright, while still maintaining a substantial amount of depth. I could see it evolving significantly over the next three to five years. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/17/post-69-central-coast-adventures-pt-8-turley-winery/