2012 Turley "Kirschenmann Vineyard" Lodi Zinfandel
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Highly complex aromas of red berries, cherry, lavender and spices. Broad and creamy but nicely delineated, with vibrant fruit flavors accented by pepper and flowers. Finishes long and classy (especially for Lodi!), with refined tannins. Really well-judged extraction here. An outstanding addition to the Turley line-up.
A deep, resonant wine, the 2012 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth. The flavors are wonderfully nuanced and layered throughout. A rich, voluptuous finish rounds things out nicely. Kirschenmann is another of the historic sites Turley works with. The vineyard was planted in 1915, with own-rooted vines. Mondeuse and Carignagne are present in the vineyard as well, a style of 'mixed blacks' that was typical of that era.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another Zinfandel made in the image of a very good Pinot Noir is the 2012 Zinfandel Kirschenmann. It exhibits a medium ruby color along with plenty of sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit, medium to full body, and an attractive, fleshy, velvety mouthfeel. (RP)
Sleek and jammy, with a lively center of crisp, fresh cherry fruit and ripe tannins. Offers notes of fresh sage and rosemary, plus smoky pepper and mineral details.