"Scorched earth, graphite, melted road tar, licorice and smoke hit the palate in Turley's 2013 Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard. A big, rich wine, the 2013 is all about textural depth of fruit backed up by searing tannins that are going to need at least a few years to start softening. Hints of tobacco, game and incense add an element of exoticism on the nuanced finish. (92-94+)" –Jan 2015
Dragon Vineyard is an estate-owned and certified organic vineyard. Planted at 2400 feet and one of the highest points on Howell Mountain, the
vineyard sits well above the fog line facing 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
Winemaking: Fermentation with only natural yeasts; 80% French oak, 20% American oak (80% used, 20% new). Aged for approximately 15 months.