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2012 Turley - Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel
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SKU: 93315-2012-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (15.7% alcohol, from an east-facing site on the |mid-slope,| with a rocky underpinning but more topsoil than the Rattlesnake Ridge, according to Tegan Passalacqua): Good medium red. Nice lift to the balsamic flavors of redcurrant, mocha and nuts. Sweet, supple and fine-grained, with very ripe flavors of black- and redcurrant and nutty oak. A fairly full style of zinfandel but without quite the energy of the Rattlesnake Ridge.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Nearly as good is the 2012 Zinfandel Dragon, a full-bodied, powerful Zinfandel with loads of black and red fruits intermixed with hints of blueberries and spring flowers as well as terrific intensity and richness.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2017-2019
    Author: rphulse
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

  • 113 bottles owned
  • 57 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 57 collectors)