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2011 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Cedarman Howell Mountain
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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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2011 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Cedarman Howell Mountain

Producer: Turley Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Napa
Appellation: Howell Mountain

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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(15.1% alcohol; Turley started picking these vines on September 10 in 2011!):  Bright ruby-red.  Highly distinctive nose combines blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, graphite, spices and flowers; almost Rhone-like.  Then silky, dry and powerful on the palate, with intense black fruit flavors accented by wild spices.  Finishes with serious Howell Mountain tannins and excellent length.  This very spicy wine begs for meat cooked on the grill.

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

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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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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