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1994 Turley Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Turley Wine Cellars turleywinecellars.com
Appellation: Napa Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$139.42
Tasting Notes:
tasted: April 22, 2005 , John King
96 points "Color: dark; Nose: intense; Aromas: buttery, woody, red berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: rich; "
rated: April 7, 1996 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "Even more impressive than the first release from this winery, the 1993 vintage. This is dark, rich and intense, loaded with chocolate, cherry, wild berry and spice flavors, accented by a wonderful dose of smoky, toasty oak. Packs a wallop of flavor, yet manages to hold a measure of finesse and grace. 450 cases made."
rated: June 7, 1996 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "A truly colossal Zinfandel is Turley Cellars' 1994 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. Frankly, Zinfandel does not get much richer than this. Its only rivals are the two enormously rich, unctuously-textured wines from the Martinelli Family's Jackass Vineyard and Jackass Hill Vineyard. The 1994 Hayne possesses a dense purple color, and a huge nose of fabulously pure black fruits, pepper, and spices. The texture is akin to syrup, with a thickness and richness that must be tasted to be believed. With all this power and flavor authority, it is easy to think this wine is too heavy. But it is dry, well-focused, and thrilling to drink. The alcohol is an unbelievable 17.2%, yet there is no hotness in the finish - which tells readers about the extraordinary concentration of fruit this wine possesses. Likely to be controversial because of its size and extremely concentrated style, the 1994 Hayne is an historical Zinfandel! Drink it during its first 15-20+ years of life." Best 1996-2016