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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. 

Member Reviews for Turning Leaf Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast

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Snooth User: sparks1093
876138121
1.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/03/2011

I didn't care for this one but with my uneducated palate it is hard for me to articulate exactly why.


Snooth User: sparks1093
876138121
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/03/2011

Two glasses


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/13/2009

Sugar and spice and all that is nice! Yummy! Sweet fruit, soft citrus, but not astringent, on the nose. Then you have buttery wood to balance the initial sweetness you breath in while taking your first sip. Great price! Definately will buy again!


Snooth User: ambertides
273987115
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/29/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/20/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: Jermzzy
166432229
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/25/2009

cooking wine, had some big fruit flavors


Snooth User: jenlm
3254522
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/05/2008

I enjoyed this chardonnay. I would choose it to drink on its own.


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External Reviews for Turning Leaf Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast

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


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: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Kamenrsquo;s brilliant 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the more complete Cabernets I have tasted from that vintage. Beautiful blue and black fruit along with subtle background oak and floral aromas soar from the glass of this full-bodied effort. The wine possesses silky tannin (a good sign in this vintage), a layered mouthfeel, a long finish, and a pure, stylish, Margaux-like delicacy and complexity. It should drink well for 15ndash;20 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Super-ripe and oaky, with tropical fruit, vanilla and buttered toast flavors, this wine leaves little to the imagination. Itrsquo;s sweet on the finish, but fortunately has good acids.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/15/2009

Enticingly smooth and full of flavor.Expect the fragrance of juicy apples and pears layered with creaminess of vanilla and buttery caramel.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

Blueberry and mineral aromas, with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich core of raspberry fruit and lemony acidity. Best after 2009.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

Super-ripe and oaky, with tropical fruit, vanilla and buttered toast flavors, this wine leaves little to the imagination. It's sweet on the finish, but fortunately has good acids.


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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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