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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...
no stars Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010
($75) Saturated ruby. Roast coffee and melted chocolate on the nose; smells a bit tired. Rich, chewy and very ripe, with a high-toned, almost port-like character and a slight tart edge. Like the Hayne zinfandel, this is in an awkward stage today. I was put off by a slightly oxidative nut skin note on the aftertaste. (My sample of the Library Vineyard Petite Sirah was corked.)