Saturday, October 06, 2012

Turley 2007 Napa Zinfandel moore "earthquake" vineyard wine review by Billy

Nose: roses, fruit and earth on the nose.
Palate: Tight tannins and young feeling still.  Acid tussles with the tannin for supremacy in a velvet ring.  Floral flavors here too.  Medium body but definitely still tasting young.
Finish: Long and minerally.
Overall:  I paid list price for this at a wine store several years ago ($56).  Tonight seems as good a night as any to open the special bottle of Napa Zinfandel. This wine should be breathed for at least an hour (this review was after 10 minutes or so of opening).  It can still lay down for a good 3-5 years.  Note: the 2007 was reviewed.  The 2008 is pictured.
Update: After breathing this for about an hour it really opens up.  The tannins relax their grip and the mouth feel smooths out to reveal an expertly crafted and complex Zinfandel.  The aromas go from fruit and flowers to earthy and deep.  This is a delightful wine!

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