2011 Turley Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Contra Costa County
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Drankthewholebottle Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 3, 2016 - Cloudy maroon soft and plush looking. Smells like summer fruit salad and cookie dough. Ripe ass strawberries driven by mineral attack and leavening behind a plump finish of nice ripe plum and bramble. The saved half bottle was still good on day two.

  • cstir Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 28, 2015 - This a denser, firmer wine than some Turleys; dark color, moderate spice; high alcohol feel even on day 2; nice complexity and finish.

  • Tony Poli Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 11, 2015 - Peppery, spicy with lots of fruit. Paired with grilled burgers (we couldn't resist, the weather finally broke) and it was terrific. The 2011's from Turley are really good, despite the less than stellar vintage.

  • daveste Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Well balanced, drinkable now but will keep a few years. OK acid, moderate tannin. Fruit v.g.
    Day 2: Better, raised to 91, not great QPR, wonderful fruit.

  • Bricks wrote: (90 points)

    September 3, 2014 - Very good wine. I'm guessing that many of these high alcohol Turleys would benefit from more time in the rack but I continue to have trouble waiting. Pleasant nose, very dark color and was good straight out of the bottle. Decant time didn't hurt but also surprisingly didn't help a ton either. I will say that even at the direct from winery price point, which isn't bad and is likely 50% off what you'd have to spend at retail, I don't think it is a bargain and believe there are some other zins out there that are as good or better. Maybe rack time changes that.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Turley
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Salvador Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Contra Costa County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 284 (63%)
  • Consumed 163 (36%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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