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2006 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: December 10, 2008 , Bill Haggerty
2 stars "Color: dark; Nose: discreet; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Overall: slighly unbalanced; overalll heavy alcohol taste. burn."
tasted: January 9, 2011 , Trey & Carlotta Hillert
"corked--BOTH bottles opened tonight!!! very disappointing"
rated: December 20, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
89 points "At 15.9% alcohol, one wouldn’t expect a Zinfandel with a Pinot Noir character to it, but the 2006 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge from the cool upper elevations of Howell Mountain displays a lighter style, medium body, a fragrant, up-front, almost Pinot Noir-like delicacy, but some real strength in the background. This is not one of the bigger Zinfandels despite the high alcohol, and in fact it seems to be finesse-styled. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. (88-91+)" Best 2007-2012
rated: April 21, 2008 , RP
89 points Best 2007-2012
rated: July 31, 2008 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
89 points "Densely structured, yet well-balanced, with smoky sage and wild blackberry aromas and tightly wound black cherry, black pepper and loam flavors that finish on a tannic note." Best 2009-2013