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2012 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Cobb Vineyard Amador 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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2012 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Cobb Vineyard Amador County

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

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(from five parcels of zin vines planted on granitic soil at an altitude of 1,500 feet):  High-toned aromas of pungent cranberry, green peppercorn and dried herbs.  Similarly high-toned and vibrant in the mouth, with lovely perfume to the flavors of red berries, minerals and crushed rock.  Densely packed wine with serious but ripe palate-saturating tannins.  The best 2012 zins at this address are really marvelously aromatic.

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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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 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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