US-TUR-42-19

Zinfandel 'Dragon', Turley

  • Certified Organic
  • 100% Zinfandel
  • Dragon Vineyard is located in Howell Mountain of Napa Valley AVA
  • 2,250 ft. elevation
  • Planted in 2000
  • Hand-harvested
  • 100% native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 15 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak (20% new)
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • 15.6% abv
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95
Review:
Medium ruby in color, the 2019 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard has alluring black fruits on the nose with accents of salted licorice, earth and blood orange. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with spicy black fruits and a long finish with appealing earthy nuances. It's youthfully coiled and deserves another 2-3 years in bottle. 1,410 cases produced.

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Review:
The 2019 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard is a dense, powerful wine. Inky red fruit, rose petal, spice and cedar all run through this potent, Howell Mountain Zinfandel. Firm tannins need time to soften, but there is a lot of wine. The Dragon is one of the most distinctive bottlings in the range. This is a true mountain wine, but it is less forbiddingly tannic and brooding than the Rattlesnake Ridge. -- Antonio Galloni