2005 Turley - Zinfandel Cedarman 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88(+?)?

Full red. Subdued nose offers exotic spices, pepper and fresh herbs; smells like a wine vinified with stems. Then juicy, spicy and fairly deep but a bit youthfully musclebound and not yet showing the lift of the best 2005s from this producer. The tannins are distinctly peppery. Perhaps in an awkward stage today.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 88
Author: StuTarheel
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/17/2015
Drink Dates: 2015-2015
On the backside of its drinkability. Decent concentration. Dark berry and black cherry fruit with sour cherry flavors. Ripe fruit never quite shines through enough. Decent finish. Too much sour cherry and bitter fruit skin dominate.

Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

691 bottles owned by 319 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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