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2011 Turley - Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 60154-2011-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Turley's 2011 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard, the product of a very late harvest, is another drop-dead gorgeous wine. Dark red fruit, cinnamon and mocha are some of the layers of aroma and flavor that blossom to fill out the wine's big, broad-shouldered frame. Vibrant, rich and intense, the Hayne is one of the clear standouts in this lineup of 2011s. It is a dazzling wine in every way. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (tasted from tank, a day before bottling): Deep, bright ruby. Complex aromas of blackberry, spices and smoke. Hugely rich and concentrated, with outstanding peppery depth to the dark berry and dried fruit flavors. High natural acidity gives this big boy great piquancy and precision. Finishes very dry but supple and rich, with serious ripe tannins and lingering notes of dried berries. Great stuff.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Unabashedly ripe and bold, this opens slowly, revealing aromas of berry cobbler, dried wildflowers and licorice, with flavors that blend red and black fruit with accents of underbrush, smoky cracked pepper and mineral. The tannins grip the finish.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: npayab
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

  • 91 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 42 collectors)