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2010 Turley Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 60151-2010-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (16.2% alcohol; the tiny clusters yielded just a half ton of fruit per acre, according to winemaker Jordan): Bright deep ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, mint, wild herbs and black tea. Thick, powerful and creamy, with a very strong spice character to the black fruit and licorice flavors. Rather musclebound and extremely backward today--even a bit unrefined--finishing with a serious spine of tannins. Very impressive but not yet ready for prime time. Jordan noted that Lodi was much less affected by heat spikes in 2010 than was the North Coast.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A big boy, both ripe and muscular, offering a style typical of the region. Meaty plum aromas mix with dense boysenberry, white pepper and fresh sage flavors. Herb-tinged tannins grab the finish.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Turley's 2010 Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard is a wine that will challenge readers' perceptions of what Zinfandel can be. Intensely perfumed and gracious, the 2010 flows across the palate with raspberry jam, crushed flowers and licorice. The aromas and flavors are very much high-toned in this utterly distinctive Zinfandel. There is no shortage of personality here. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Kurt and Mark Paul
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
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

  • 92 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 47 collectors)