ITEM 48871

2008 Turley Wine Cellars Fredericks Zinfandel Sonoma Valley

$69.98

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Wine Rating:

94-96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2008

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

zinfandel

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94-96 points

The 2008 Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard is another awesome example of this varietal. About as good as Zinfandel can be, it is a sexy, voluptuously-textured effort displaying extravagant levels of sweet black and blue fruits intertwined with cedar, spice box, pepper, and foresty notes. The wine possesses a super texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish with no hard edges. It will offer irresistible drinking over the next 7-10 years. As I have said many times, the most underrated varietal (especially if you are a connoisseur or collector wanting to age California wines for 10-20 years) is Petite Sirah, which ages just as well as the finest Cabernet Sauvignons. In fact, it ages more slowly, and in 2009, well-cellared examples from the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be remarkable wines. All of the following wines are noteworthy, and I am sure they will still be drinking beautifully in 25, 35, perhaps even 40 or more years. They need plenty of time to age, and because they have never been fashionable, their prices tend to be realistic. That said, you have to be a masochist to drink these wines young as they are massive, inky/blue/black, super-concentrated offerings that need at least 8-10 years of bottle age.Tel. (707) 963-0940; Fax (707) 963-8683

Review Date: December 2009