2004 Turley Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard
Paso Robles
WB Rating: 93

Alcohol by volume: 16.0%
Price at time of purchase: $50.00 (Mailing list only)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

This could be one of the very best Turley Zins we've tasted, and that's saying something. Opened with some trepidation, being young and from Howell Mountain, this was sensational. Exceedingly ripe - but not remotely overripe or overbearing - this wine was a complex mix of dark cherry, plum, spice, and dark currant-like flavors. Mouth-coating richness, perfect balance, the wine's 16% alcohol dwarfed by the flavors. Perhaps infanticide to open this bottle, but it's hard to believe it would get more pleasant than it was in this tasting. Thanks to Anna S. for this wine - she is at risk of being promoted to winebork royalty if she keeps supplying wines like this. [price estimated] - WB team 2007-01-13


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