Turley Dragon Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

$74.95

95 points                                 Limited new release previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker: "The Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard (15.9% alcohol) is from another Howell Mountain site where Turley has excelled. Beautiful floral notes intermixed with raspberry, black cherry, spice box and pepper are stunningly rich, long and heady. This is a real beauty, full-bodied, opulent and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Drink it over the next 7-8 years... ..All told there are seven Zinfandels from Napa Valley, ranging from Atlas Peak in the south, to Howell Mountain in mid-valley, to the estate vineyard just north of St. Helena. As one might expect, all of these are remarkable Zinfandels."

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Ratings on Delectable

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. 8hr decant. Nose of oak/cedar/cherry, spicy raspberry. Palate has raspberry/cedar jam, mocha dust, many years to go... Next bottles should be 2026+

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. 8hr decant. Nose of oak/cedar/cherry, spicy raspberry. Palate has raspberry/cedar jam, mocha dust, many years to go... Next bottles should be 2026+

9.2

Penny Wild-perkowski

Loads of dark cherry fruit!

Loads of dark cherry fruit!

9.2

Chris Gillespie

Big bold fruit and what a smooth finish! Howell MTN juice at it's finest!

Big bold fruit and what a smooth finish! Howell MTN juice at it's finest!

9.3

Aaron Rankin

I thought this might be a good partner to a simple homemade bolognese and it proved so. 4 hr decant and this is a silky beast. @Severn Goodwin‘s notes from 2018 apply. Lots of cedar, oak, and Napa mountain notes. Red fruits play third fiddle. Burley and beautiful.

I thought this might be a good partner to a simple homemade bolognese and it proved so. 4 hr decant and this is a silky beast. @Severn Goodwin‘s notes from 2018 apply. Lots of cedar, oak, and Napa mountain notes. Red fruits play third fiddle. Burley and beautiful.

9.3

Jason and Jennie

Gotta say i like this more than the turley dragon cab

Gotta say i like this more than the turley dragon cab

9.3

Tom Garland

97 degrees in the Sacramento valley (hey, they say it's a dry heat, but damn it's still hot)!!....time for some pool, pizza, and Zin! Pop and pour. A mystical dark ruby red. On the nose: cherry, vanilla, spice. Taste: dark cherry, blackberry, pepper, some currents and chocolate on the end.

97 degrees in the Sacramento valley (hey, they say it's a dry heat, but damn it's still hot)!!....time for some pool, pizza, and Zin! Pop and pour. A mystical dark ruby red. On the nose: cherry, vanilla, spice. Taste: dark cherry, blackberry, pepper, some currents and chocolate on the end.

9.0

Tom Garland

Pop and poured. Taste: BlackBerry spice, pepper, raspberry with a medium finish.

Pop and poured. Taste: BlackBerry spice, pepper, raspberry with a medium finish.

9.1

Ryan Guy

Deep, rich nose - raspberry purée and baking spices stand out. Red forest berries with secondary cedar, bark, and tobacco flavors. A slight hint of alcohol on the finish, but impressively well integrated. Feels like a fireside, winter wine.

Deep, rich nose - raspberry purée and baking spices stand out. Red forest berries with secondary cedar, bark, and tobacco flavors. A slight hint of alcohol on the finish, but impressively well integrated. Feels like a fireside, winter wine.

9.1

Steve Gerths

Another great vineyard for Turley Zin. Keep them coming!

Another great vineyard for Turley Zin. Keep them coming!

9.2

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