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2003 Turley Old Vines Zinfandel (750ml)
Producer: Turley Wine Cellars turleywinecellars.com
Appellation: California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$90.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: January 31, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2003 Zinfandel Old Vines (1000 cases;16.4% alcohol) is a blend of declassified wine from Turley’s old-vine vineyards. A great buy and one of the best old-vine cuvees the Turleys have produced, the 2003 is as good as their finest single vineyard offerings. Rich, full-bodied, and unctuously textured, it explodes from the glass revealing black fruits, earth, kirsch, licorice, pepper, and underbrush elements. Sweet (from glycerin and high alcohol, not sugar), dry, full-bodied, concentrated, hedonistic, and supple, it is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. 93-96 points" Best 2005-2009
rated: February 25, 2006 , Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
91 points ""Deep ruby-red. High-toned, slightly porty nose dominated by blackberry. Sweet, dense and superripe but with terrific succulence of fruit and a pliant, layered texture. A delicious blend with captivating sweetness and excellent length. Like the Juveniles, this is among the best values from Turley in 2003.""