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2012 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard Paso Robles
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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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2012 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard Paso Robles

Producer: Turley Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Paso Robles

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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

(16.2% alcohol):  Bright, deep red.  Pungent aromas of black raspberry, pepper and herbs, lifted by a mineral note from the limestone-rich soil.  Wonderfully intense and energetic, with a light touch that belies its substantial alcohol.  Captivating flavors of blackberry, herbs and lavender saturate the palate.  Boasts a superb balance of sugar, acidity and tannins.  This is spectacularly aromatic today but should really be held for a few years.

91-93 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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