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Turley 2006 Old Vines Zinfandel

Turley Wine Cellars

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Rare library release.

92 Points Robert Parker:  "A wine that exhibits purity, medium to full body, and sweet black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with some licorice, pepper, and damp earth is the 2006 Zinfandel Cedarman, from young vineyard on Howell Mountain.

...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."









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