Turley Ueberroth Vineyard Zinfandel 2005

$68

Rare library release. 92 Points Robert Parker:  "While potentially outstanding, the soft 2005 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard is not as concentrated as past vintages have been. Although typically a candidate for long term cellaring, I would drink the 2005 over the next 5-6 years. Blackberry, raspberry, and cherry fruit cascade from the glass of this full-bodied, pure, rich, medium to full-bodied Zin. ...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

Michael Himmel

Vines planted in 1885 ? Concentrated big bold deep awesome just amazing concentration and layers

Vines planted in 1885 ? Concentrated big bold deep awesome just amazing concentration and layers

9.6

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Ruby color. Youthful nose of red berries, red currant and spice. Medium body with spice and slightly hot finish. Long finish. This aged very well.

Ruby color. Youthful nose of red berries, red currant and spice. Medium body with spice and slightly hot finish. Long finish. This aged very well.

9.2

Steve Wenc

A nine year old Zin that just sings. Thank you, Turley!

A nine year old Zin that just sings. Thank you, Turley!

9.6

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