Initially drunk in a small restaurant wine glass that really masked much of the bouquet and flavor. After drinking it from a Riedel glass, it was much more appealing, with a bouquet and flavor of plums and brambles, but with limited intensity, reflecting its age. Turley Zinfandels don't benefit a lot from cellaring.
The wave is cresting on this one. Luscious legs with great volume, but picking up bricking around the edges. The bouquet and palate offer more tar and creosote notes than the black fruits I remembered in previous tastings. And the finish tends toward prune and port-like qualities. Still a big bruiser (15.2 abv); just wish more of the fruit would have held. Drink up.
Excellent! Substantial effort. Fruit on the nose, mainly raspberry and blackberry. Good weight on the palate, and a lingering finish. Good tannins that complemented a great tuna tartar. Love the Turleys.
This is yet another standout offering from Turley, with Ehren Jordan crafting a full-bodied, deep ruby wine with 15.2% alcohol...one which you would never guess carries that kind of alcoholic "baggage." Ripe black bramble fruits, pickling spice, cranberries and chocolate characterize the nose and palate, the latter of which is full-bodied, fresh and with nicely integrated, medium-weight tannins. Solid in the middle and long on the finish, it is hard to imagine a Zin lover who cannot get close to this one. Drink now-2016.
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