Still drinking great. Dark purple, no bricking, stored at 55 degrees in my cellar. Cherry and plum, very ripe and peppery. It had a decent finish. Not as good as the Black Sears but still very enjoyable.
Character is all I can say. We had this as the last bottle of the night. The other members of our dinner were new to Turley. I am a fan of Turley and was not let down, everything about the wine displayed character and a form of balance kind of Zen. Sorry for the pun but everyone thought it applied. The wine was jammy and ripe but not as near the edge as some other Turley’s, sweet alcohol but not at all hot, lots of plum and dark cherry. The nose was dark chocolate, cherry and a pleasant oat/yeast component. The color was dark purple and clear. I keep my cellars at 52 to 54 degrees and this may explain why I have not lost any of my Turley’s and they are drinking well all the way back to 1994. The age has brought these wines into a balance and it you get to try an older Turley that was well stored give it a try.
Has stood up well to the years. Zinfandel ages so differently than other varietals...it just mellows. It is fascinating to compare the term structure of Turley differentiated vineyards - vertically or horizontally. This was consumed solo, without reference: Browned slightly in color, solids on the bottle, jammy without the edge, nicely mellowed. Ripe. I always look forward to having a drive through Templeton to pick up another set.
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