Turley Cedarman Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Trader Delectable Pro

I either love or hate Turley wine. She has so many styles from extreme over extraction and full throttle alcohol, to beautiful, elegant and light on its feet. I prefer the latter usually, and this one was pretty darned close. Elegant, refined, alcohol was high but well hidden, and a bouquet of ripe red fruits, smoke, Spanish cedar, tobacco, and gravel. I was super into this wine. Yum - thanks Mike Ancuta, great pull!

I either love or hate Turley wine. She has so many styles from extreme over extraction and full throttle alcohol, to beautiful, elegant and light on its feet. I prefer the latter usually, and this one was pretty darned close. Elegant, refined, alcohol was high but well hidden, and a bouquet of ripe red fruits, smoke, Spanish cedar, tobacco, and gravel. I was super into this wine. Yum - thanks Mike Ancuta, great pull!

9.3

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

9.3

Allison Lyzenga Delectable Pro

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

9.4

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Turley’s Cedarman features Zinfandel from both Rattlesnake Ridge and Dragon Vineyards high atop of Howell Mountain. A small amount of Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge is also added. A savory underbrush or garrigue is immediately evident on the nose and sets the scene for the lush and wild mountain fruit to come. Black cherry and black raspberry brings the ruckus, while the layers of flowers, crushed rock, orange peel potpourri, and incense reverberate around the palate. Fabulous purity and concentration. Another reminder of how much I love mountain fruit.

Turley’s Cedarman features Zinfandel from both Rattlesnake Ridge and Dragon Vineyards high atop of Howell Mountain. A small amount of Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge is also added. A savory underbrush or garrigue is immediately evident on the nose and sets the scene for the lush and wild mountain fruit to come. Black cherry and black raspberry brings the ruckus, while the layers of flowers, crushed rock, orange peel potpourri, and incense reverberate around the palate. Fabulous purity and concentration. Another reminder of how much I love mountain fruit.

9.4

CA Haynam

Huge fruity nose, thick fruity body with light tannins and residual sugars. Superb

Huge fruity nose, thick fruity body with light tannins and residual sugars. Superb

9.5

Jeff Orlowski

Big nose. Full body. Tannins prominent early, as it opened they softened. Nice Turley zin.

Big nose. Full body. Tannins prominent early, as it opened they softened. Nice Turley zin.

8.9

Warren Grossman

Fruit is dense, dark berries, long finish which is bit peppery. Excellent

Fruit is dense, dark berries, long finish which is bit peppery. Excellent

9.4

Michael Murphy

Great pepper, dark fruit finish that lasts a long time.

Great pepper, dark fruit finish that lasts a long time.

9.5

Jessica Vesey

Berries and a hint of smoke

Berries and a hint of smoke

8.7

Pete Turley

I love these Turley Zins from Howell Mountain...Lots of Black Pepper and jammy goodness... Must let this one breathe but opens up nicely.

I love these Turley Zins from Howell Mountain...Lots of Black Pepper and jammy goodness... Must let this one breathe but opens up nicely.

9.6

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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