2012 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel (750ml)

2012 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel (750ml)

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94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2012 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard is one of the most tannic and structured Zinfandel in Turley's extensive lineup. Tense, brilliant and beautifully sculpted throughout, the 2012 bursts from the glass with explosive concentration and pulsating acididy. Winemaker Tegan Passalacqua gave the 2012 three extra months in barrel, all of which it clearly needed. Readers will have to be patient here. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard (planted in 1953) is a rich, full-bodied beauty that seems more developed and evolved than previous examples of this cuvee. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good deep red. Brooding aromas of blackberry, tart cherry stomp, black licorice, caraway seed, violet and spicecake. Silky, broad and dry, with excellent intensity to its red cherry and spice flavors. Not a monster of color or thickness--and a bit inexpressive today--but subtle and nuanced. Spreads out nicely on the back end, showing a firm tannic spine and plenty of depth and medicinal dark cherry reserve for aging. But this going through a sullen stage following the early March bottling. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2014)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Deep and jammy, with black cherry and cracked pepper aromas and briary but soft dark plum and smoky beef flavors. (TF) Inner quote mark (4/2015)