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2011 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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2011 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 2013

(15.5 alcohol; from vines planted on extremely steep terraces in 1937, at an altitude of 1,100 feet):  Good dark red.  Initially quite closed on the nose, but showed cranberry, licorice and an exotic hint of banana with aeration.  At once sweet and savory, with impressive stuffing to its concentrated cranberry and pepper flavors.  Despite showing serious, building tannins, the finish remains sweet and smooth.

89-92 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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