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1996 Turley "Old Vines" Zinfandel

SKU #330325 90 points Wine Spectator

 A ripe, jammy style, with lots of fresh strawberry, black cherry and raspberry flavors that are rich, supple and focused. Finishes with a long, fruity aftertaste and hints of anise and sage. (JL)  (7/1998)

89-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Those lots of Zinfandel from tiny parcels that are not large enough to be bottled on their own have been assembled together in a new release called 1996 Zinfandel Old Vines. This wine exhibits a terrific nose of sweet berry fruit, underbrush, and spice. Dense, chewy, and full-bodied, this is a rich, concentrated, dry, lusty Zinfandel with 14.6% alcohol. (RP)  (12/1997)

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- The bid to name Zinfandel California's "State Varietal" may have failed, but this red wine grape, grown extensively in California since the mid-1800s, is grown in few other places in the world. Sadly, much of what's cultivated today is planted where it's too hot and flat. But when planted to well-drained, hillside vineyards that are warm but not too hot, like those in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley and Amador County in the Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel can produce wines with plenty of character. High in natural alcohol and tannin, grown carefully it can be rich and complex, with dark fruit berry fruit and peppery spice. The most known example of Zinfandel outside of California is Italy's Primitivo, which can be similar in style, but is often a bit lighter and less alcoholic than West Coast examples.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.