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Turley Steacy Ranch Zinfandel 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A noteworthy Zinfandel that’s an excellent value.

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

Grape Variety: Zinfandel in a field blend with Grenache, Carignane, and Mission varieties.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Lodi; Central Valley, California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $28.00 (with a club discount)

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

Paired With: BBQ pork, baked beans and coleslaw.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light garnet color with the same color rim. Musty ripe dark fruit aromas. Smooth entry with a lively, scrumptious and spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 250-grit texture. Tart plum, blackberry, current and juicy ripe strawberry flavors with strong peppery and sage spicy core. Middle-of-the-road acidity, fine grained, but grippy tannins and a long rich and bitter finish. WOW this Zinfandel begins slowly with a lite musty dark bouquet, but about mid-palate it just explodes with rich tastes and lively tannins. OUTSTANDING paired with the pork BBQ and enthralling sipping without food. This had FANTASTIC body, SUPER lush fruity taste and a finish to die for!!! These lighter Turley Zinfandels are our cup of tea. We called it a noteworthy Zinfandel that’s an excellent value.

Steacy Ranch vineyard planted in 1907
Photo from Turley Wine Cellars.

Comments: Learn more about Turley Wine Cellars and their wines.
See also: Our review of other Turley wines.

Alcohol Content: 15.1%

Closure: Foil covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.