Turley Dragon Vineyard Zinfandel 2017
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.
A bit firm and taut right now, with cherry, stony mineral and smoky pepper flavors that take on torque toward big, buffed tannins. Best from 2021 through 2027. 1,400 cases made.