2008 Turley - Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard 750ml

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WA 92-94   IWC 89(+?)   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 92-94

Absolutely sensational, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard may be the finest effort I have yet tasted from this vineyard. Its fruit intensity even surpasses the brilliant 2007. Blackberry, black raspberry, roasted Provencal herb, and pepper aromas are followed by a meaty, thick, chewy Zinfandel with admirable purity, length, texture, and richness.

Drink Dates: 2009-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 186

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

($38) Dark red. Crushed blackberry, licorice and a whiff of leather that blew off with air. Dense, chewy and peppery, with a restrained sweetness and complicating notes of flowers and spices. Finishes firm and a bit clenched, with a suggestion of dried fruits.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: JonD
Tasted On: 05/18/2013

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

43 bottles owned by 28 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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