Nose of raisin, plum, date, leather, and tobacco. Similar taste. The sweetest Turley imbibed to date. The wine is taking on Rhone qualities. I would guess in a blind tasting that this is French. Perhaps the flavor profile is a result of the age? Such a sweet finish; very surprising. It is a nice change, and maybe a good reason to age Zinfandel. Finally, this sort of reminds me of Emidio Pepe (fine Montepulciano), but more sweet.
Nothing especially to write home about, relative to other Turley. Less complex, with slightly more aggressive alcohol and a bit less finished seeming than their other bottlings usually are. It's not a bad zin by any stretch, but it's not great either.
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