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2001 Turley Zinfandel Pringle Family Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Turley Wine Cellars turleywinecellars.com
Appellation: Howell Mountain - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$45.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 6, 2005 , John King
rated: October 7, 2003 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "From the cooler climate, upper reaches of Howell Mountain, the 2001 Zinfandel Pringle Family Vineyard (16.2% alcohol) boasts a saturated purple color as well as a terrific perfume of minerals, creme de cassis, and blackberry liqueur. Revealing great intensity, surprising structure, tremendous purity, and good underlying acidity buttressing the enormous wealth of fruit and glycerin, this is a tour de force in Zinfandel. This brilliant effort will probably evolve for a decade, but it is best consumed over the next 5-6 years. Gorgeous stuff!" Best 2003-2009
rated: March 31, 2004 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
89 points "A rich, earthy, tarry style, with dense, chewy, mouthcoating tannins (and ample heat, too), it unfolds to reveal a deep core of peppery blackberry and wild berry flavors, in a hugely extracted, tannic style. Not for the faint of heart. Drink now through 2009. 250 cases made. (JL)" Best 2004-2009