What a fun week or so I've had with Zins; high quality Carlisle, Limerick Lane and Turley in the span of about a week. This was the last of the three, and Pesenti is always one of my favorite turleys. Big fruit, big buzz. Don't drink it all yourself in one night (three is OK), but great drinking.
Deep ruby and very floral on the nose, this Zinfandel offers up aromas of lavender, black raspberries, black pepper and underbrush. Full-bodied, fresh and with medium-weight, fine-grained tannins, it serves up flavors on the palate which mirror the aromas on the nose. The listed alcohol (16.3%) is what one would expect from a fortified wine...yet it somehow goes unnoticed! Solid in the middle and long on the finish, this is yet another impressive Turley offering. I am not quite sure how they pull this off, but it is nothing short of brilliant. Drink now-2017.
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(Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard) Dark ruby color; aromatic, ripe berry, black cherry nose; tasty, tangy, tart black cherry, tart berry, graphite, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (vineyard planted in 1920)
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