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1998 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Black-Sears Vineyard 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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1998 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Black-Sears Vineyard Howell Mountain

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2000

Medium ruby-red, with a hint of development at the rim. Pungent aromas of black and green pepper, musky coffee and leather, plus a hint of surmaturite. Offers good sweetness and concentration but could use a bit more delineation and brightness. Flavors not as ripe as the 16% alcohol would suggest. Somewhat drying tannins coat the teeth.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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