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2007 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 93314-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($40) Good medium ruby. Musky, reticent nose. Lush and sweet on the palate, with blackberry, blueberry and smoke flavors complicated by rocky and peppery elements. Plush and ripe yet somehow light on its feet for a wine with alcohol of 15.9%. Finishes long, with very smooth tannins and a concentrated black peppery quality that screams out zinfandel. A terrific showing today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Dense, rustic and full of personality. Shows aromas of wild berry and loamy white pepper, with layered blackberry and briary sage flavors that linger toward ripe, zesty tannins.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2013
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The generous 2007 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge reveals a more floral character intermixed with black fruits, crushed rocks, blueberries, and graphite. It is another impressive, elegant yet full-bodied, powerful Zinfandel to enjoy over the next 5-7 years.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Mcaz
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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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

  • 150 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 79 collectors)