2004 Turley "Duarte" Contra Costa Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An impressively endowed offering is the big, rich 2004 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard. There are usually fewer than 500 cases of this effort, which generally reveals southern Rhone-like garrigue characteristics along with plenty of soil overtones, fresh black cherries, and a spicy, heady finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-red. Aromas of dark berry liqueur, dark chocolate, menthol and pepper. Fat and silky if a bit aggressive with alcohol; slightly roasted flavors of black berry and licorice. More savory than sweet, with the fruit flavors showing a distinct hot-year character. Finishes with a note of chocolate.