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2005 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines

  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
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SKU: 60157-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($25) Moderately saturated, bright red. High-toned, perfumed aromas of red cherry and spice. A sweet, creamy fruit bomb in the mouth, but still a bit tight and restrained, with good clarity and cut to the black cherry flavors. Finishes with very good persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Old Vines, basically a blend of old vine parcels that are not big enough to be sold individually, reveals a dark plum/ruby color, oodles of sweet cherry, plum, licorice, pepper, and spicy characteristics, medium to full body, and a fleshy, generous, well-endowed personality.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A bit on the wild side, showing tart plum, toasty oak and roasted anise aromas, with bold flavors of cherry and cracked pepper that balance tart acidity and burly tannins.
  • Self | Rating: 90

    good structure and tannin
    Author: Seaway J
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Good zin fruit. Core of ripe blackberry. Nice concentration with good balance. Tasty, lengthy finish.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2015
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: TF Winery
  • Self | Rating: 89

    This was surprisingly good, although I would suggest people drink this rather than save it any longer. Red fruit notes are still present, but getting more on towards fig and cedar. Still a massive wine.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2016
    Author: Jundt and Maritz wine
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

  • 404 bottles owned
  • 135 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 135 collectors)