Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2006 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards.

Rattlesnake Ridge is an estate-owned and certified organic vineyard. The vineyard is located at the top of Howell Mountain at about 2600 feet.

Crimson in color. 15.9% ABV. Appealing on the nose with scents of brambly red fruits, licorice and rose petals. Lighter in style and more delicate than most the Turley wines from this era. Medium body with light acidity. Raspberry, huckleberry, pepper and chalk on the palate. Soft tannins on this very elegant Zinfandel. Drink over the next year.

My rating: 90 points.

Turley wines are available via the mailing list and periodically at retail.

With all due respect to Carlisle and Bedrock, Turley is arguably the best Zinfandel producer in California. Exceptional vineyards sources throughout the state of California and no detail spared in the winemaking process. The wines are simply better than ever.

Turley has tasting rooms in both Amador and Paso Robles. If you are not on the mailing list, this is an easy way to secure bottles. Both are not to be missed if you are in the area.

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