International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($42) Bright, deep red. Explosive aromas of black cherry, plum and licorice, with liqueur-like ripeness. Sweet, thick and velvety, with an impressive core of raspberry fruit. Very large-scaled, concentrated zinfandel with a distinctly syrupy ripeness but firm supporting acidity.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93A new offering, the 2002 Zinfandel Dante Dusi Vineyard is a 650-case cuvee tipping the scales at 16.5% alcohol. This Amarone-styled, deep ruby/purple-colored Zinfandel reveals dark earthy fruits along with hints of figs, raisins, plums, and prunes, abundant sweetness from high glycerin, excellent density, and tremendous purity for such a dry table wine. Drink this big bruiser during its first 5-7 years of life. It may be one of the few Turley Zinfandels I would prefer to have with cheese at the end of the meal.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Ripe and vibrant, with lively red cherry, plum and spicy pepper notes that are pure and complex. Elegantly styled, with ripe, fine-grained tannins. 650 cases made.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 90Author: jasonm
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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as ’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers , , and for some of the best examples of California Zin.Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 204 bottles owned
- 94 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 94 collectors)