Turley

Cedarman Howell Mountain Zinfandel

9.2264 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
WineMascot

2011 Howell is so pretty and approachable. Winner with brambly fruit and hint cracked pepper

2011 Howell is so pretty and approachable. Winner with brambly fruit and hint cracked pepper

Jan 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

Smelled like prune juice, but tasted like deft precision of mountain Zin winemaking!

Smelled like prune juice, but tasted like deft precision of mountain Zin winemaking!

Dec 29th, 2017
Austin Yursik

Black pepper, plum, leather.

Black pepper, plum, leather.

Aug 11th, 2017
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.7

Fall release wine--for the tannin, fruit, & flavor-lovin' Mountain Man in us all.

Fall release wine--for the tannin, fruit, & flavor-lovin' Mountain Man in us all.

3 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Michael Sinowitz

With a moderate decant, it was aromatic, with rich core of red and blue fruits and some savory notes. Delicious. @ bottega in napa

With a moderate decant, it was aromatic, with rich core of red and blue fruits and some savory notes. Delicious. @ bottega in napa

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2017
Andrew Steffensmeier

Tasty interesting Zinfandel.

Tasty interesting Zinfandel.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Dark purplish red. Dark nose coated in dark cocoa, spices and some sweet spices too. Heavy and dry tannins (7/10) with a medium to medium plus body. A touch jammy yet restrained on the palate. Layers of bramble berries and spices too. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

Dark purplish red. Dark nose coated in dark cocoa, spices and some sweet spices too. Heavy and dry tannins (7/10) with a medium to medium plus body. A touch jammy yet restrained on the palate. Layers of bramble berries and spices too. Very dry and long finish. Drink till 2024.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2017
Cory Fierro

Turley Cedarman Zinfandel Howell Mountain 2014

On the nose a pleasant mix of dried and tart red fruits mixed with cardamom and cinnamon with a decent plum sauce.

The palate is jammy red fruits and hot, hot heat. The alcohol isn't as evident with food but on its own it's got a mean streak. Eat with a hangar steak with a port wine sauce. That'll do ya right.

Turley Cedarman Zinfandel Howell Mountain 2014

On the nose a pleasant mix of dried and tart red fruits mixed with cardamom and cinnamon with a decent plum sauce.

The palate is jammy red fruits and hot, hot heat. The alcohol isn't as evident with food but on its own it's got a mean streak. Eat with a hangar steak with a port wine sauce. That'll do ya right.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2017
Valerie Chelley

Always happy drinking Turley. Rich and plush without being extracted. Opulent mountain fruit with a long and drying finish.

Always happy drinking Turley. Rich and plush without being extracted. Opulent mountain fruit with a long and drying finish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

15.8% alc.

Not a "back of the cellar" wine for me, I think the fruit on this one will start to fade sooner than expected so I would opt to simply pop the corks and just enjoy this beauty over the next 2+ years.


15.8% alc.

Not a "back of the cellar" wine for me, I think the fruit on this one will start to fade sooner than expected so I would opt to simply pop the corks and just enjoy this beauty over the next 2+ years.


Mar 13th, 2017