Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

$109.99

Very limited. 93 Points Robert Parker:   "Not yet in bottle is the 2013 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. Often a candidate for the top Zinfandel in any vintage (along with the Jackass Hill of Martinelli, a handful of Zinfandels from Carlisle, and more recently Bedrock and Limerick Lane), this wine from a vineyard on the west side of St. Helena tucked under the Mayacamas Mountains has been a staple of Turley’s brilliant winemaking for many, many years. These head-pruned, dry-farmed vines were planted in 1902 and 1903, and the wine seems to be a perfect messenger for them, providing power and elegance, no matter what the vintage seems to offer. No doubt the root systems go down so deep that the vintage differences are often negated by this extraordinary terroir. The 2013 has a dense ruby/plum color and is full-bodied and rich, with brambleberry, blackberry, black cherry fruit and a full-bodied mouthfeel, but (possibly because it is still a barrel sample) not showing the nuances that the bottled 2013s possess. It’s all there, and this wine seems loaded, but I suspect my comments and score are conservative based on what will ultimately turn out in bottle."

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Ratings on Delectable

Kenny Baldridge Delectable Pro

Yum!

Yum!

9.4

Aaron Rankin

Elegant Zin, elegant Turley, not oxymorons.

Elegant Zin, elegant Turley, not oxymorons.

9.3

Katie Carney

Boxing Day zin

Boxing Day zin

9.4

Warren Grossman

Delicious Zin, finish well

Delicious Zin, finish well

9.3

Joe Gillies

One of the best zin's! Give it at least 30 to 45 min to open up. Then it's wonderful elegant red and blue fruits with a touch of spice. Long smooth finish.

One of the best zin's! Give it at least 30 to 45 min to open up. Then it's wonderful elegant red and blue fruits with a touch of spice. Long smooth finish.

9.5

Joe Flo

Excellent loads of fruit & very silky.

Excellent loads of fruit & very silky.

9.4

James Ehrman

For a 15.4% monster this surprisingly smooth and balanced. Akin to traction control on a Hellcat. I think both have 700 horsepower.

For a 15.4% monster this surprisingly smooth and balanced. Akin to traction control on a Hellcat. I think both have 700 horsepower.

9.3

Philip Stumbo

Nice with Korean-style BBQ chicken!

Nice with Korean-style BBQ chicken!

8.0

Gillian Robb

Dark fruit and loads of clove and sweet pipe tobacco. Navel orange peels and heat.

Dark fruit and loads of clove and sweet pipe tobacco. Navel orange peels and heat.

9.2

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