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2002 Turley Zinfandel Moore Earthquake Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 60156-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($48) Saturated ruby-red. Complex aromas of dark berries, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Big, chewy, dense and deep; highly concentrated, spicy flavors really spread out to saturate the palate. A thoroughly ripe, showy wine from a cool site. Finishes juicy, lively and very long, with fine tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A big, high-octane Zinfandel that sings, with ripe, zesty wild berry and blackberry jam that picks up spicy, peppery notes and finishes with an austere edge, sharpened by acidity and tannins, but the toasty oak smoothes out an otherwise bumpy ride.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    I was blown away by the 2002 Zinfandel Moore (Earthquake) Vineyard. This Bordeaux-like, rich, inky/purple-colored effort (500 cases; 16.2% alcohol) boasts a voluptuous texture, huge body, and spectacular characteristics of blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis, scorched earth, violets, and a hint of pepper. Complex and rich, this full-throttle Zin pushes the quality of this varietal to an almost surreal level. This is one of the coolest sites the Turleys farm, and many vintages are not harvested until November ... amazing!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Victor
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

  • 128 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 79 collectors)