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2010 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard Sonoma Valley
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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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2010 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard Sonoma Valley

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

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92+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(15.3% alcohol; from a 1937 planting at 1,200 feet):  Good saturated ruby.  Lively aromas of blackberry, minerals and licorice lifted by a floral nuance.  Tactile, uncompromisingly dry and penetrating, conveying a strong impression of dry extract.  The intense black fruit and pepper flavors outlast the wine's firm tannins.  Extremely young, intriguing zinfandel in need of bottle aging.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Zinfandel

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