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2011 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 60157-2011-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$29.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (15.5% alcohol): Good bright medium red. Tighter and less expressive on the nose than the Juvenile, hinting at a darker fruit character. More silky and fleshy in the mouth but less exuberant too, with a note of orange peel providing lift to the juicy dark berry and spice flavors. Finishes vibrant and fresh.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A zesty, charmingly racy red, with licorice and black cherry aromas and zippy raspberry, dried sage and pepper flavors.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2011 Zinfandel Old Vines is a good introduction to the Turley house style. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers and licorice come together nicely in the glass. The 2011 offers lovely balance to match its pretty, understated personality. A feminine, gracious wine, it seems best suited for drinking over the next few years.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 91

    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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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

  • 142 bottles owned
  • 40 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 40 collectors)