US-TUR-42-17

Zinfandel, ‘Dragon’, Turley

Dragon Vineyard is a certified organic, estate vineyard. Planted at 2400 feet at one of the highest points on Howell Mountain, the vineyard sits well above the fog line and faces east. These important features, along with the rocky, red volcanic soil, make for a very unique, full-bodied and powerful Zinfandel that is always Larry’s favorite since it goes with what he likes to cook: bold, flavorful, spice-driven meats on an open fire. As with all our mountain wines, we recommend a quick decant if you want to enjoy it in the near future!

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
95+
Date:
March 2019
Review:
From fruit planted at an elevation of 2,400 feet at the top of Howell Mountain, the deep purple-black 2017 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard features black cherry liqueur, crème de cassis, dried violets, warm baking spice and baked blue fruits on the nose. Full-bodied, it packs in the black and blue fruits with very pretty perfumed earth notes, framed by firm tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and dense. 1,450 cases produced.

Vinous Media

Score:
90-93
Date:
December 2018
Review:
The 2017 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard is dark, sensual and inviting. Sweet red cherry, plum, pomegranate and rose petal add character to this pliant, supple Zinfandel. Silky tannins give the Dragon a suave feel that will make the 2017 virtually impossible to resist, even in its youth.