Turley Estate Zinfandel 2008
Zinfandel from California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"From the home vineyard, the 2008 Zinfandel Turley Estate displays a dark ruby/purple color in addition to copious amounts of sweet blueberries, black raspberries, pepper, garrigue (those Provencal wild herb notes), smoke, and subtle background oak. Lush and heady, it is ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Good medium red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, mocha, coffee, spices, gunpowder and maple syrup, with good lift for a wine with 15.7% alcohol. Sweet, lush and deep, with a silky, seamless texture and a combination of creaminess with energy that's rare for zinfandel. The strong spice character of this very rich wine carries through the long, broad finish, which features very fine tannins."
International Wine Cellar
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Learn About Zinfandel
Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America
(Croatia has been named its origin),
it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California.
During Prohibition, many
Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...
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