(2003 Vintage) Turley 03 Dragon Zinfandel
92-95 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: One of the finest wines of the vintage in the Turley portfolio is the 2003 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard. This is another Howell Mountain Vineyard that has produced 350 cases of wine (16.2% alcohol) that, aromatically, reminded me a of a superb Pomerol. Black raspberry, plum, and floral scents are accompanied by a deep ruby/purple color as well as exceptional black fruit characteristics intermixed with floral notes and a hint of minerals. This is a complex, full-bodied, opulently textured Zinfandel read more...with purity and stature.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Deep red with ruby highlights. Enticing aromas of raspberry liqueur and cracked pepper. Creamy, fat and sweet, with a distinctly liqueur-like character complicated by a whiff of meat. Next to the comparatively ethereal Rattlesnake Ridge zin, this is distinctly richer and a bit chunkier-not to mention riper and larger-scaled.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05