Turley Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel 2005

$55

Rare library release. 93 Points Robert Parker:  "The impressive, powerful 2005 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of minerality, loads of bright, savory, black cherry and black currant fruit, and notions of pepper and crushed rocks. This is one of the deepest, richest, most full-bodied 2005s in this portfolio... ...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."

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Ratings on Delectable

Julia Weinberg Delectable Pro

Awesome texture. "cocoa butter tannins" per helen. So apt

Awesome texture. "cocoa butter tannins" per helen. So apt

9.4

Zach Zerbe

Peppery ... Love it

Peppery ... Love it

9.5

Brian Diffily

Oatmeal, rhubarb, smells like old science books, tastes like heaven. Unreal Zin.

Oatmeal, rhubarb, smells like old science books, tastes like heaven. Unreal Zin.

9.9

Shelley Noyes

Boysenberry

Boysenberry

9.1

Ginger Blackwell-Schmall

Ahhhh... Turley, one of my very favorite wines this Pesenti , I love a great peppery red and this one is fab with some fruit on the front!

Ahhhh... Turley, one of my very favorite wines this Pesenti , I love a great peppery red and this one is fab with some fruit on the front!

9.7

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