Turley

Cedarman Howell Mountain Zinfandel

9.315 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

I either love or hate Turley wine. She has so many styles from extreme over extraction and full throttle alcohol, to beautiful, elegant and light on its feet. I prefer the latter usually, and this one was pretty darned close. Elegant, refined, alcohol was high but well hidden, and a bouquet of ripe red fruits, smoke, Spanish cedar, tobacco, and gravel. I was super into this wine. Yum - thanks Mike Ancuta, great pull!

I either love or hate Turley wine. She has so many styles from extreme over extraction and full throttle alcohol, to beautiful, elegant and light on its feet. I prefer the latter usually, and this one was pretty darned close. Elegant, refined, alcohol was high but well hidden, and a bouquet of ripe red fruits, smoke, Spanish cedar, tobacco, and gravel. I was super into this wine. Yum - thanks Mike Ancuta, great pull!

Dec 11th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

Anything with Howell Mt. in it seems to agree with my palette. Lush. Full body. Cinnamon meets raisins meets forest floor.

Sep 1st, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of concentrated blackberry, tar, pepper, anise, sweet spices; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, anise, vanilla, sweet spices

Jan 3rd, 2018
Jeff Orlowski

Big nose. Full body. Tannins prominent early, as it opened they softened. Nice Turley zin.

Big nose. Full body. Tannins prominent early, as it opened they softened. Nice Turley zin.

Oct 13th, 2018
Warren Grossman

Fruit is dense, dark berries, long finish which is bit peppery. Excellent

Fruit is dense, dark berries, long finish which is bit peppery. Excellent

Aug 20th, 2018
Michael Murphy

Great pepper, dark fruit finish that lasts a long time.

Great pepper, dark fruit finish that lasts a long time.

Jun 17th, 2018
Jessica Vesey

Berries and a hint of smoke

Berries and a hint of smoke

Mar 3rd, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Turley’s Cedarman features Zinfandel from both Rattlesnake Ridge and Dragon Vineyards high atop of Howell Mountain. A small amount of Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge is also added. A savory underbrush or garrigue is immediately evident on the nose and sets the scene for the lush and wild mountain fruit to come. Black cherry and black raspberry brings the ruckus, while the layers of flowers, crushed rock, orange peel potpourri, and incense reverberate around the palate. Fabulous purity and concentration. Another reminder of how much I love mountain fruit.

Turley’s Cedarman features Zinfandel from both Rattlesnake Ridge and Dragon Vineyards high atop of Howell Mountain. A small amount of Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge is also added. A savory underbrush or garrigue is immediately evident on the nose and sets the scene for the lush and wild mountain fruit to come. Black cherry and black raspberry brings the ruckus, while the layers of flowers, crushed rock, orange peel potpourri, and incense reverberate around the palate. Fabulous purity and concentration. Another reminder of how much I love mountain fruit.

Dec 18th, 2017
Pete Turley

I love these Turley Zins from Howell Mountain...Lots of Black Pepper and jammy goodness... Must let this one breathe but opens up nicely.

I love these Turley Zins from Howell Mountain...Lots of Black Pepper and jammy goodness... Must let this one breathe but opens up nicely.

Nov 17th, 2017
Mike Ancuta

Opened too early, decanted for 2 hours, still had tightness to it. Dark berry notes with a cracked black pepper that disappeared after the 1st pour. Could taste the heat when I chewed the wine. Mountain fruit that needs some more time, not going to touch for a while.

Opened too early, decanted for 2 hours, still had tightness to it. Dark berry notes with a cracked black pepper that disappeared after the 1st pour. Could taste the heat when I chewed the wine. Mountain fruit that needs some more time, not going to touch for a while.

Jan 16th, 2018