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2005 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines California
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About Turley Wine Cellars

When it comes to California Zinfandels, Larry Turley is the master. His are huge, exotic reds that often have head-spinning alcohol and a bit of residual sugar, but at their core, are really showcases for the rich, ripe, old-vine fruit...

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2005 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines California

Producer: Turley Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007

($25) Moderately saturated, bright red. High-toned, perfumed aromas of red cherry and spice. A sweet, creamy fruit bomb in the mouth, but still a bit tight and restrained, with good clarity and cut to the black cherry flavors. Finishes with very good persistence.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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