Turley Kirschenmann Zinfandel 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Turley Kirschenmann Zinfandel 2021 750ml
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Turley Kirschenmann Zinfandel 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Valley, Lodi
Brand Turley

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in Napa Valley by former emergency room physician Larry Turley in 1993. Under the direction of winemaker Tegan Passalacqua, Turley now makes 50 different wines from over 50 vineyards across California, primarily Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, with many vines dating back to the late 1800s. By farming organically and focusing on old vine vineyards of these varieties, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. All of Turley's vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and they use all natural yeasts in the fermentations. 

Wine Advocate reports: 'Turley Wine Cellars has long been one of the more enviable wine operations in California. Larry Turley receives enormous credit for nearly single-handedly preserving many of the heritage old vine Zinfandel sites that exist in northern California. Most of them were threatened with being torn up with what was believed to be more popular varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. In addition to organic farming, natural yeast fermentations have always been the rule, and the percentage of new oak used has dropped from a high of 30% to about half that. Their Zinfandels are never shy, and the alcohols remain in the 15% to 16% range because Zinfandel is rarely ripe at lower sugars. It appears that Larry Turley was destined to resuscitate these old vine vineyards as he worked for a quarter of a century as an emergency room doctor. He now works full time shaping wines from nearly three dozen old vine parcels. As Larry says, he’s never met an old vine vineyard he didn’t like.' 

Wine Advocate
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From vines planted in 1915, the 2021 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard has a medium ruby color and some rubbery tones on the nose to begin, unfurling with air to wafts of mint leaves, dark cherries and earth. The medium-bodied palate has a silky texture, mouthwatering acidity and elegant yet concentrated berry flavors. It's easy to drink yet expressive after some time in the glass and will benefit from some time in a decanter.

Erin Brooks, June 15, 2023
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The 2021 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard is a beautiful, vivid wine. Red-toned Zinfandel fruit, orange peel, spice and crushed flowers are all delineated. The 100% whole clusters, not usually seen in Zinfandel, add notable vibrancy and savoriness, while avoiding the vegetal qualities I have found distracting in some previous releases.

Antonio Galloni, January 2023
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