2001 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dark plum/ruby-colored 2001 Zinfandel Vineyard 101 exhibits a big bouquet of brambleberries, raspberries, plums, and earth. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with good stuffing, excellent length, and a pure, ripe finish... (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby. Complex, inviting nose features black and red cherry, bitter chocolate, coffee and menthol. Dense and sweet but juicy, with firm, nicely defined flavors of crushed red and black berries and pepper. A penetrating, rather powerful Zinfandel that's carrying no excess weight. At 14.6% alcohol, this is the least alcoholic of Turley's 2001 Zins. (ST)
Turley Wine Cellars makes thirty-four wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. All of the vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and they use all natural yeasts in the fermentations.