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The July 2021 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #200. Turley Zinfandel Black Sears Vineyard 1997

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 96-98 RP.
"The 1997 Zinfandel Black-Sears Vineyard (81-year old vines . . . ) is the finest Black-Sears Turley has yet produced. Flirting with perfection, it is one of the most extraordinary Zinfandels I have ever tasted. This vineyard, located high on Howell Mountain, in a wilderness area inhabited by mountain lions, bobcats, and wild pigs, has turned out a saturated black/purple-colored wine with fabulous aromas of creme de cassis, minerals, cold steel, Asian spices, violets, and licorice. The wine possesses unbelievable fruit richness, layers of extract and glycerin, phenomenal purity, and a 40+-second finish . . . . As I have stated many times in the past, Turley Cellars' offerings have become the reference point for Zinfandel, as they are the most complex, concentrated, hedonistic wines ever produced from this varietal." Wine Advocate #123, Jun 1999
Provenance: The Aquamarine Cellar
Notes: 2.5cm, Lightly wine stained, cracked wax capsule, torn, lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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