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2008 Turley Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 97 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 60154-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75) Full red-ruby. Brooding nose hints at chocolate and spices; rather syrah-like today. Then chewy, chocolatey and concentrated but a bit youthfully clenched, hinting at fresher blackberry and violet qualities as it opens in the glass. A rather clenched version of Hayne, finishing with big, broad, youthfully tough tannins. Did I catch this at an awkward stage?
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    A classic Zinfandel emerges from a vineyard in St. Helena, the 2008 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. As always, the 2008 is a prodigious effort. Dramatically better than the 2007, 2006, or 2005, it reveals a dense purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of pure black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, and pepper. Dense, with massive body and flavor concentration yet silky tannin and well-integrated spice, acidity, and alcohol, this wine should drink well for 10-12 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: rdalehite
  • Anonymous | Rating: 97

    RP Rate A classic Zinfandel emerges from a vineyard in St. Helena, the 2008 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. As always, the 2008 is a prodigious effort. Dramatically better than the 2007, 2006, or 2005, it reveals a dense purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of pure black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, and pepper. Dense, with massive body and flavor concentration yet silky tannin and well-integrated spice, acidity, and alcohol, this wine should drink well for 10-12 years. As I have said many times, the most underrated varietal (especially if you are a connoisseur or collector wanting to age California wines for 10-20 years) is Petite Sirah, which ages just as well as the finest Cabernet Sauvignons. In fact, it ages more slowly, and in 2009, well-cellared examples from the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be remarkable wines. All of the following wines are noteworthy, and I am sure they will still be drinking beautifully in 25, 35, perhaps even 40 or more years. They need plenty of time to age, and because they have never been fashionable, their prices tend to be realistic. That said, you have to be a masochist to drink these wines young as they are massive, inky/blue/black, super-concentrated offerings that need at least 8-10 years of bottle age.
    Author: rdalehite
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
  • 54 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 54 collectors)