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2015 Turley Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel

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

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

A racy red, with aromas that burst with fresh-cracked pepper and zesty, distinctive raspberry, stony mineral and grilled anise flavors.

89-92Vinous / IWC

A host of leather, cedar, tobacco and dried herbs add nuance through to the finish. With time in the glass, the wine shows good aromatic dimension.

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.