Turley Zinfandel Pringle Family Vineyard 2001, Howell Mountain, Napa, USA

Purchased from Winebid.com. Intense dark ruby colour. Clean, layered aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, fresh violet florals, hints of baked cloves and pepper. Dry, full-bodied wine with racy acidity and an even slath of tannins. 16.2% alc but you hardly feel it. Silky textured, it is more straight-forward on the palate without compromising its expressiveness. Vibrant dark berry fruit flavours, plenty of spice and black pepper on the finish. Long supple finish, this has aged very well and probably has a few years left in the tank. Drink now – 2018. 94/100.


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