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1998 Turley Zinfandel Grist Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 90 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 60153-1998-1500

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    It is hard to believe, but the 1998 Zinfandel Grist Vineyard (16.4% alcohol) possesses an undeniable sense of elegance and symmetry. In a blind tasting, it could be mistaken for a premier cru from Volnay by some of those silly terroirists who always like to do a lot more postulating than tasting. This medium-bodied Zinfandel reveals a flamboyant side to its elegance, and somehow manages to hide its alcohol. This Zinfandel exhibits delicious berry and cherry fruit with a strawberry liqueur-like after-finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Medium ruby. Reticent aromas of blackberry, currant, menthol, smoke and mint, plus a faintly grilled nuance. Sweet, broad and deep; large-scaled, airy and pliant. Very broad, long, ripely tannic finish. Showing very well today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 25 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors