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…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel

The October Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel from three of the very best Zinfandel producers in the state of California. As i mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2005 Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard – 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. Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard was one of the original single vineyard wines Turley produced staring in 1993. Located in Napa Valley the vineyard was a staple up through the 2008 vintage. Crimson…

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2010 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines

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. The Old Vines is a blend of 18 vineyards with an average of 80 years old. They hail from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador, and Paso Robles. Bright purple…

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Top 10 Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards

Great Zinfandel is made in the vineyard. The quality of a bottle of Zinfandel is almost always correlated with the age of the vineyard from which it comes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the state of California where most of the best Zinfandels come from vineyards that literally date back to the turn of the 20th century. The…

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2005 Turley Zinfandel Duarte – 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. This wine is a tribute to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area. Red in color. 15.4% ABV.…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2005 Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard – 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. Pesenti Vineyard is estate-owned and certified organic. The vineyard was planted by the Turley team using cuttings from the Hayne vineyard. Opaque purple in color. A bruiser at 16.1% ABV. Red…

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