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2011 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard Contra Costa County
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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 Salvador Vineyard Contra Costa County

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

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

(15.5% alcohol; from an Oakley vineyard on sand and quartz soil that dates back to 1896):  Bright red with ruby highlights.  Sappy, sophisticated nose hints at black raspberry and licorice.  Intensely flavored and aromatically pure, with the raspberry flavors given a distinctly savory quality by strong peppery acidity.  With a relatively low pH of 3.5, this offers a lovely light touch in spite of its serious density.  Finishes perfumed and long, with suave, lightly peppery tannins.  Built for aging.

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

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About California

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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