Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2018
“Old Vines is composed of a variety of old sites from California that are either too small to be made into a vineyard designate wine or are “new” to the Turley family (and way of farming). Vines are anywhere from 41 to 129 years old, and a true representation of California old vine Zinfandel, hailing from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador and Paso Robles.
“Savory herbs & spices like white pepper play first fiddle here, with the brambly red fruits not too far behind. Bright, pure, with excellent grip and texture from the granitic soils, the wine finishes with mouthwatering acidity and a feeling of freshness. May benefit from a light decanting.”
“Medium to deep ruby, the 2018 Zinfandel Old Vines Paso Robles offers gregarious peaches, apricots, dried flowers and orange peel with loads of underlying spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly styled, silky and juicy but packed full of spiced fruit flavors, and it finishes long and uplifted.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate