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2005 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge (750ml)
Producer: Turley Wine Cellars turleywinecellars.com
Appellation: Howell Mountain - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$40.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 20, 2010 , Randall Busch
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: woody; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: medium; Overall: bold; wow, this is much nicer than Parker describes. Wonderful wine wish I had more. Deep concentrated rich zin." Best 2010-
rated: December 31, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
88 points "Howell Mountain vineyards are capable of producing stunning Zinfandels and Turley’s 2005 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge cuvee is a strong effort in this lighter-weight vintage. It boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with scents of smoked herbs, black cherries, berries, spice, and pepper. Medium to full-bodied with abundant amounts of pure fruit and good richness, it is one of the more complete 2005 Zinfandels. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. " Best 2006-2012
rated: June 30, 2007 , James Laub (WS)
88 points "A wine as untamed as its name suggests, this wins you over with its distinct aromas of smoky meat, blackberry and freshly cracked pepper, with tight, rustic flavors of black raspberry, roasted sage and toasty spice. Best from 2008 through 2013." Best 2008-2013