Turley Salvador Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

$89

Very limited Turley Zinfandel. 98 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard comes from another ancient, organically farmed vineyard, this one in Contra Costa. Its vines were planted in 1896, and the soils are pure sand. An absolutely amazing Zinfandel, this gorgeously proportioned, super-rich wine crosses the palate with a surprisingly unnoticeable 16.1% alcohol. Good acidity, a corpulent, full-bodied, multi-dimensional mouthfeel with blueberry and blackberry jam, some cassis, earth and forest floor notes are all present in this spectacular wine that again will transport a blind taster to the South of France rather than the backwaters of California. I suppose if the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” had a house wine after a long ride on their choppers, this would be it. This is pedal-to-the-metal, full-throttle Zinfandel at its greatest, what California does so well and what no other region in the world can produce. This is killer stuff and a tribute to our early immigrants, who had the foresight to plant these vines at this remarkable site. Drink it over the next decade.

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

BBQ & Zin night! 1 of 5 Turley zins tonight. This was the most unresolved of the bunch. Very little acidity which made the rush of dark fruits seem a bit flabby. Toasted oak, tobacco and spice. This needs more time to come together and I’m sure it will be delightful when it does.

BBQ & Zin night! 1 of 5 Turley zins tonight. This was the most unresolved of the bunch. Very little acidity which made the rush of dark fruits seem a bit flabby. Toasted oak, tobacco and spice. This needs more time to come together and I’m sure it will be delightful when it does.

9.1

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

16.1% alc. In balance = YES. Delicious = HELL YEAH... (and no mentioning of the IPOB silliness here because when it is done right YOU have absolutely no case). @Tegan Passalacqua KUDOS!!

16.1% alc. In balance = YES. Delicious = HELL YEAH... (and no mentioning of the IPOB silliness here because when it is done right YOU have absolutely no case). @Tegan Passalacqua KUDOS!!

9.4

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

16.1% alc. No notes as I was in "drinking-mode" rather than tasting but Turley is always solid.

16.1% alc. No notes as I was in "drinking-mode" rather than tasting but Turley is always solid.

Joe DAscoli

Reliable turley bursting with fruit and a good tartness that was almost like it had carbonation even though it didn’t.

Reliable turley bursting with fruit and a good tartness that was almost like it had carbonation even though it didn’t.

9.2

Dave

Big and bold with a beautiful nose. Very high acidity leaving a little too much in the back of the throat.

Big and bold with a beautiful nose. Very high acidity leaving a little too much in the back of the throat.

9.0

Ned Clark

Really excellent zin.

Really excellent zin.

9.6

Diego Flores

Bursting with fruit, not at all hot given its alcohol content, a real classic.

Bursting with fruit, not at all hot given its alcohol content, a real classic.

9.9

Kate Landman

My favorite single vineyard from Turley, intense, bright, balanced power

My favorite single vineyard from Turley, intense, bright, balanced power

9.4

Ian Abraham

Like leviathan easy drinking high alcohol contra county 2013

Like leviathan easy drinking high alcohol contra county 2013

9.5

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