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Turning Leaf Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast 2011

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Wine Advocate #154 (Aug 2004) The 2001 Bocca di Lupo is a wine which demonstrates that the Aglianico grown in the northwestern part of Puglia, just a short distance from the Basilicata, can compete with the best of Italy's south. Smoky and balsamic on the nose with intense and expansive notes of raspberries and blackberries, cloves, mint, and high-roast coffee, its packed, strappingly muscular, and dense flavors continue in a seamless flow over the palate, softening as they move but still totally mouth-filling and explosively powerful. The only regret is that these wines are released too early and will probably be drunk too early as well; this is a bottle which I would not touch until 2007, and it will still be going strong in 2020.

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Turning Leaf Vineyards:
Turning Leaf is a brand produced by E & J Gallo wines in Modesto, California. The wines are accessible, value-driven whites, reds and rosé (White Zinfandel) that are available in most supermarkets and retail establishments. 

External Reviews for Turning Leaf Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/23/2010

Turning Leaf Chardonnay is all about natural character. It abounds in layer after layer of succulent fruit flavors, beginning with notes of pineapple and late summer peaches that segue into generous flavors of Asian pear. Well balanced and poised, with a crispness that never overshadows its more delicate qualities, this Chardonnay offers a soft spiciness that pairs beautifully with slightly exotic Eastern cuisine such as Moroccan couscous or curried Vietnamese chicken garnished with mint leaves.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Turning Leaf Chardonnay is all about natural character. It abounds in layer after layer of succulent fruit flavors, beginning with notes of pineapple and late summer peaches that segue into generous f



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Wine Advocate #154 (Aug 2004) The 2001 Bocca di Lupo is a wine which demonstrates that the Aglianico grown in the northwestern part of Puglia, just a short distance from the Basilicata, can compete with the best of Italy's south. Smoky and balsamic on the nose with intense and expansive notes of raspberries and blackberries, cloves, mint, and high-roast coffee, its packed, strappingly muscular, and dense flavors continue in a seamless flow over the palate, softening as they move but still totally mouth-filling and explosively powerful. The only regret is that these wines are released too early and will probably be drunk too early as well; this is a bottle which I would not touch until 2007, and it will still be going strong in 2020.

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