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2011 Turley Grist Vineyard Zinfandel

ITEM 8396653 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
fitchbuck $26 $26
brish0 $25 $0
kelle9 $20 $0
Item Sold Amount Date
I8396653 1 $26 Aug 21, 2022
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91+ Stephen Tanzer

...Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Inviting flavors of ripe red fruits, pepper and spices...supple texture and good verve...peppery aromatics and...mountain tannins, it should be even better with a few years in the cellar.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...a bit compact...High-toned sweet red berries and crushed flowers emerge from the glass, but the overall impression is of a wine that is quite marked by the year...Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.



Turley Wine Cellars has wineries in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley, and in Templeton, in the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars is known for robust and well-rated Zinfandels. Turley is the brother of Helen Turley, one of California’s most legendary winemakers, and she consulted for him until the mid-1990s. Now the winemaker is Tegan Passalacqua, who worked under legendary Ehren Jordan before Jordan left for other pursuits. Turley has a talent for finding young winemakers on the verge of fame. He also gave Thomas Rivers Brown his first job. Larry Turley co-founded Frog’s Leap Winery in 1981 but sold his interest in Frog’s Leap to start his own estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Larry Turley “the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist…he built Turley Wine Cellars into a showcase for the fruit, power and intensity of Zinfandel.” There are generally waits of several years to get on the mailing list to acquire Turley Zinfandels.


Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.