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2006 Turley Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 93315-2006-750

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$49.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($45) Good medium ruby. Black raspberry, spices and fruity pepper on the slightly medicinal nose. Ripe, lush and mouthfilling but quite dry; a big, chewy wine with a deep pepper-and-spice character. Finishes with very suave, pliant tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Exotic aromas of huckleberry and loamy white pepper, accented by sage and underbrush, lead to layered and densely focused wild berry, licorice and bay leaf flavors that finish with rustic tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    One of my favorites is the 2006 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard, which is actually from some of the younger vines that Turley bottles separately. This Howell Mountain offering tips the scales at nearly 16% alcohol and offers a southern Rhone Valley-like notes of lavender, kirsch liqueur, pepper, spice, and loads of blackberry and sweet cherry fruit. The wine has decent acidity, ripe tannin, and a long, heady finish. This is a seductive, complex, and beautiful Zinfandel.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: KMS
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2017-2017
    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Outshined by the Pesenti, still a very good bottle of wine.
    Author: BDLaw
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.

See other similar producers:Elyse Winery,Outpost Wines,Pax Wine Cellars

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 Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena 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. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 161 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 91 collectors)