Larry Turley and winemaker Ehren Jordan are well known for their Zinfandels from Napa Valley vineyards. Their Zinfandels tend to be made in a big, ripe style. Their 2000 Atlas Peak Zinfandel weighs in at 15.7% alcohol — and I do get some heat (ok, quite a bit of heat, but it softens with decanting and some air time) on the nose as well as some candied fruit and stewed cherries. Very new world in style — dense, extracted, rich and concentrated. Dark berry jam, cherry, some tobacco, oak…impressive balance for its size, silky tannins and a nice finish.
This wine was made from grapes grow organically in red volcanic soil. 500 cases produced.