Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard 2016
AG(92-95): "The 2016 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard is a powerful, authoritative wine. There isn't much subtlety here, but the 2016 has more than enough depth and intensity to suggest it will age well for many years. Firm tannins and bold structure add to the wine's insistent, driving personality. Wild black cherry, savory herb, olive and floral notes burst onto the big, imposing finish. I came back to the Fredericks and tasted it next to the Montecillo Cabernet (the two sites are separated by a road) and it more than held its own. There are many wines in this range that merit serious consideration. The Fredericks is one of them."
WA92: "The 2016 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard hails from a site planted in 1937 on the Sonoma County side of Mt Vedeer at about 900 feet in elevation. Bursting with scents of cassis, ripe plums and cherry preserve, it's full-bodied, plush and lavish, with a rich, deep core of fleshy fruit that largely conceals its supple tannins, followed by a long, powerful finish. With a high pH and high total acidity, it remains in balance, but it's one of the broadest, most dramatic of Turley's Zinfandels, and it will likely shine in its youth."