Synopsis, Our Opinion: A truly MEMORABLE wine.
Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; St. Helena, California.
Grape Variety: Zinfandel.
Geographic Appellation: Napa Valley, California.
Purchased From: Turley Wine Cellars; Paso Robles, California.
Paired With: Barbecued chicken on bun; Mexican three bean salad flavored with chili powder and cilantro; Brussels sprout slaw with carrots, peanuts, Parmesan cheese, cranberries and dressing of oil, white vinegar, honey, garlic and brown mustard.
Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Opaque, dark garnet/purple color with a light to medium color rim. Pungent plum, current and blackberry aromas with hints of tobacco and blooming Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). Bold, smooth, full-body and a 200-grit texture. Intensely powerful blackberry, plum, chocolate and tar flavors that become deep and intense from mid-palate through the silky finish. This wine has balance, round edge tannins and depth…in spades. The 15.5% alcohol is almost nonexistent and the tart, chalky aftertaste sets the stage for anticipation of the next delicious sip. Probably the “BEST” California Zinfandel we have ever had and the combined elegant mouth-feel and rich, sumptuous flavors make it a truly MEMORABLE wine. This is VERY SPECIAL Zinfandel!!!
See also: Our review of other Turley wines.
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: NA