14 November 2006



That's really all I can say about this amazing bottle of wine. Wow. My husband and I have recently become huge fans of red zinfandel (which is NOTHING like the white zin that is strangly popular, but never makes it into our household!). A friend of mine and I were out at a wine bar a while back and the bartender we be-friended poured us both a small glass of this to try. At that moment I knew I was hooked. The wonderful fruit aroma, the smooth, bold flavor - this was heaven in a glass!

Slowly my husband andI began trying various red zinfandels from different vineyards and nothing was nearly as fabulous. We started searching for a bottle of Turley, asking at numerous wine shops - all with the same answer: No, we don't have any Turley. It tends to be reserved for restaraunts and is really hard to get. *sigh* This was extremely sad news since the places that we knew who carried Turley where of course more of the high end steak restaraunts and the cost for a glass or bottle was similar to the cost of dinner - we decided against it most of the time since we are not yet wine connesuers so its hard to spend THAT much. We settled for constantly asking the wine shops, but expecting a no.

Then, this past August we were in New Orleans for my birthday and passed a wine shop several times. Finally, we decided to stop in and paruse their selection. We walked in the door, looked at the racks in front of us and there, at the bottom, was the bottled heaven - in fact there were 6 bottles - two Juvenile and 4 others. Quickly, I snatched them up in my arms smiling. This was afterall my birthday trip so the wine would be my birthday present! What makes it even better is the owner saw us and commented about those 6 bottles being his YEARLY allottment. I wish now I would have bought all six. Maybe next time.

We enjoyed one bottle a few weeks ago and it was simply delish. The other bottle is still in our wine cooler ... waiting for that next raining day that only this simple piece of perfection can clear up.

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