2008 Turley - Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard 750ml

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WA 90-92   IWC 91(+?)   WS 89  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-92

From a vineyard planted in the 1890s, the 2008 Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard possesses terrific mulberry and black currant fruit intertwined with a note of roasted herbs, striking minerality and earthiness, a big, sweet, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a heady, succulent finish. This is another beauty to enjoy over the next 7-8 years.

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

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

($38) Good bright, deep red. Initially expressive aromas of black raspberry, crushed pepper and chocolate quickly went into a shell in the glass. Then dense and juicy in the mouth, with bright acidity framing the flavors of dark raspberry, spices and dried flowers. A big, broad wine with nothing heavy or cooked about it. Finishes long and peppery, with sweet tannins and lingering spiciness. Classic zinfandel with several years of positive evolution ahead of it.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Zesty, rustic and full of personality, offering bold raspberry and yeasty cherry aromas and lusty but focused plum, jalapeño and forest floor flavors.

Drink Dates: 2011-2015
Author: Tim Fish

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Average rating: 90, 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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