2011 Turley - Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard 750ml

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2011 Turley - Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

(15.5% alcohol): Bright red-ruby. Crushed berries and licorice on the nose and palate, accented by lavender and Provencal herbs. Densely packed, sweet and layered, offering a compelling savory quality and a distinctly chewy texture. For all its considerable sweetness, the very long finish remains remarkably vibrant. The serious ripe tannins give this wine the underpinning for a graceful evolution in bottle. Larry Turley recommends pairing this with lamb shoulder done with garlic and thyme.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | 90-92

The 2011 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard stands out for its rich, layered personality. It isn't among the most complex or nuanced wines of the year, but instead stands out for its generous, inviting personality. Ideally, the 2011 needs a few years to drop some of its baby fat, something I never thought I would say about a wine from this challenging harvest.

Drink Dates: 2013-2021
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 204

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Wine Spectator | 93

Intensely structured and focused, with a core of lively acidity and big but ripe tannins, this offers spicy and loamy boysenberry aromas and rich black cherry, toasty bay leaf and licorice flavors. Hands off for now.

Drink Dates: 2015-2022
Author: Tim Fish


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Score: 85
Author: LJLCINCY
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/02/2014
Very dry and a bit harsh.
More Vintages and Sizes of Turley - Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)

About This Producer


Making "big reds" has been Larry Turley's passion since giving up his co-ownership of Frog's Leap Winery in 1993. Turley Wine Cellars is run by Larry and his wife Suzanne. Larry's sister, winemaker Helen Turley, made the wines here until 1995. Now the honor goes to Ehren Jordan, who also makes wines for Neyers. With a focus on producing old-vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Turley sources fruit from vineyards some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both the Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs have a dark, saturated, inky color, with intense fruit flavors that make unforgettable statements about the power and complexity these varieties may attain.

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