Turley Fredericks Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A unique and delicious Zinfandel.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; St. Helena, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Sonoma Valley, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $42.00 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Turley Wine Cellars, Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Venison roulade with Marsala sauce, mashed potatoes and peas.


    Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby color with a light purple rim. VERY UNUSUAL Zinfandel aromas of lilacs in full bloom, heavy perfume and smoky hardwood. Smooth entry, intense, lush, full body and a 150-grit texture. Rich and powerful cherry, blueberry, dark bitter chocolate, tar and spicy pepper flavors. Abundant edgy acidity, round edged chewy tannins and a long very bitter finish that was loaded with black licorice and smoky tastes. WOW, this was RICH and INTENSE Zinfandel and the floral scents really were atypical!!! Quite a complicated wine that went very well with the venison, but you would have to be a big and bold wine drinker to enjoy it without food. A unique and delicious Zinfandel.

Fredericks vineyard on the steep hillsides of the Sonoma Valley
Photo from Turly Wine Cellars.
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Alcohol Content: 15.7%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

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