Turley Hayne Zinfandel 2001
Zinfandel from Napa Valley, 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.
Alcohol By Volume: 16.4%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
"The saturated purple-colored 2001 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard boasts a glorious bouquet of flowers, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries backed up by enormous body, great purity, tremendous texture, and a finish that lasts for 40-45 seconds. Usually one of the stars of this impressive portfolio, it is seamlessly made with tremendous integration of acidity, tannin, and spice. This fruit-dominated Zinfandel should last for a decade, although it can be enjoyed in its youth. It is a profound effort."
The Wine Advocate
"Saturated ruby-purple. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, black cherry and flowers. Creamy-sweet and thick but with gripping acids giving clarity to the powerful, highly concentrated fruit. Like an essence of fresh dark berries. The big, ripe tannins are buffered by the wine's fruit of steel. Certain to rank among the best zins Jordan has yet made at Turley Wine Cellars.
International Wine Cellar
"Magnificent; vivid, lively and enticing, with cascading flavors that are tight and focused, with a medley of zesty blackberry, wild berry, raspberry and exotic floral and spice nuances. Intense and firmly tannic, too."
Learn About Napa Valley
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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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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