1999 Turley "Grist" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1999 Zinfandel Grist Vineyard (350 cases, 15.3% alcohol), reveals cherry liqueur and sandalwood notes in addition to a voluptuous texture, admirable fat and succulence, exceptionally ripe fruit, low acidity, and excellent length. A compelling wine has been produced from the tiny, 2-acre Vineyard 101. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dullish ruby-red. Closed nose hints at exotic dark berries, dark chocolate and earth. Dense but somewhat clenched, with roasted, briary berry flavors of moderate complexity. A distinctly harder, drier style than the Duarte, but finishes with very good ripeness. (ST)
From the winery: "The Grist vineyard was planted in 1973, and is certified organic. Though technically within Dry Creek Valley, this vineyard is located on Bradford Mountain, which is actually much cooler than the valley floor. As a result, the wines tend to be lighter and more Pinot Noir-like than most wines from Dry Creek."