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2014 Turley Sadie Upton Vineyard Zinfandel

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...expressive wine with loads of raspberry, cherry and wild strawberry notes, terrific aromatics, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and well-hidden potency (15.7% alcohol).

91-94Vinous / IWC

Bright red cranberries, raspberries, flowers and mint are some of the signatures.

REGION

United States, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County

Sierra Foothills AVA is in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and it includes parts of eight counties. With total acreage of 2.6 million acres, and nearly 6,000 vineyard acres, it is one of the largest appellations in California. Wine grapes were planted in the foothills during the Gold Rush in the mid-19th century and the appellation was officially recognized in 1987. There are five sub-appellations within the Sierra Foothills region, and more than 100 wineries, most small and family-owned. Zinfandel is the most successful wine grape in this region, though Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are also planted.

TYPE

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.

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