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2006 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard

  • 95 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 80720-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($48) Deep ruby-red. Superripe aromas of raspberry, mocha, black olive and game. Large-scaled, saline and sappy, conveying a powerful impression of terroir with its notes of syrah-like game, mocha, truffle and pepper. Wonderfully tactile zinfandel, finishing extremely long, with tannins covered by peppery fruit. The Turley wine from this site has been consistently spectacular in recent years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A fabulous Zinfandel that reminded me of a Chateauneuf du Pape was the 2006 Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard. Another Paso Robles vineyard, very close to the limestone vineyards of Saxum, this wine tops the scales at 16.1% alcohol. It has an almost Chateau Rayas-like delicacy, with gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with licorice, black raspberry, and cherry, and to me it tasted like a dead-ringer for an old-vine Grenache. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, and a super hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Ripe and zesty, with blackberry and cracked pepper aromas and concentrated yet lively wild berry, smoky meat and licorice flavors that finish with a touch of heat and rustic tannins.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: StuTarheel
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Earthy ground smell. Not as strong as an old Burgundy, but along those lines. Long, smooth finish without a hint of bitterness. Balanced tannins. Very good bottle.
    Author: ACyclone
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Gorgeous, dark violet in color with a beautiful, intriguing nose of spicy blackberry, plum, lilacs, and game, this is one high alcohol zinfandel (16.1%)that does not reveal itself as such. Tasting of fine quality blackberries and pomegranate, with black pepper and clove spice as well as a hint of fennel and expertly integrated vanilla, there is no hint of jamminess or sense of its alcoholic content. Impressive!
    Author: Kottabos
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very well balanced wine. Nice nose of raspberry, with hints of oak. The mouth is dominated by raspberry and some slight sense of cherry. Nice mild oaky spice and gentle tannins.
    Author: Mallon Matthew
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Wow! This is not the typical Turley fruit bomb one comes to expect. The nose is a pure raspberry liqueur. Tadte is quite elegant, not overwhelming or too extracted. Reminds me of Torbreck's Les Amis. Body is well balanced with more raspberry, light tannins, and some cherry. A wine for French Rhone lovers.
    Author: TMac
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Wow. Very special line. Blueberry, blackberry and currant. Leather on the finish. This is not |old| as Parker suggests. Very much alive. A huge hit at the party.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2019
    Author: JCashman
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

  • 262 bottles owned
  • 101 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 101 collectors)