Opened and poured over a few nights under vac-u-vin. Deep, dark, brambly with prunish/plum notes, black cherry, boysenberry, a little soy. Somewhat one dimensional and lacking the zin characteristics I love - a bit too high on the ABV. Still, solid juice that should be priced around $40 a bottle.
Perhaps is was a remnant of Ehren's stewardship, but like the Ridge Dusi's, I've often found the Turley's to be overripe and baked. This was a breath of fresh air, spicy nose of molasses and dark zinberry, flavors ate ripe but balance, raspberry, green tea, cracked pepper and refreshing acidity. Tad hot on exit.
Purple color with a bouquet and flavor of plums and brambles, typical of many Zinfandels, but marred by very high alcohol that was no longer integrated, likely because counterbalancing flavors had dissipated with age.
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