2004 Turley - Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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(16.2% alcohol) Good full ruby. Black cherry and violet aromas suggest a hugely rich wine. Then fat, sweet and thick, with great depth of texture and chocolatey richness. Today, though, this seems almost too ripe for its own good, and the fruit is in the background. Finishes with huge chocolatey tannins. This was just bottled, and this is not the best time to be tasting this. Turley's Hayne Vineyard zinfandel is always one of my favorites but for now I will defer judgment.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: TF Winery
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/04/2010
Mature

Rating: 96
Author: Karl L
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/24/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Rich full powered Zin with blackberry and blueberry dominance. Big and chewy with long lasting finish.

Rating: 93
Author: Juicy
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 02/08/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2009

Rating: 93
Author: Pierre T184
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/30/2010

Rating: 93
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 87
Tasted On: 02/27/2011

Average rating: 92, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

505 bottles owned by 282 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Zinfandel


Zinfandel is a black grape variety of Croatian descent. With no ties to France, Zinfandel has actually been linked to the Primitivo grape of Italy, but California is where the majority of Zinfandel is grown. This variety possesses extremely versatile characteristics from light and fruity, to jammy and ripe with high alcohol. Growing Zinfandel can be difficult due to its packed clusters and short stems, which make the vines prone to uneven ripening and mildew. Preferring a warm climate, Zinfandel is also grown in other western states in the United States as well as in Australia and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Zinfandel include red berry fruits, raspberry, blackberry, anise and pepper.

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