Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016

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SKU 11675

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Juvenile Zinfandel is made by Turley from a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of their old vine sites, ranging in age from 6-25 years, from 15 of Turley's vineyards across California, including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, and Vineyard 101. The Wine Advocate reports on Turley: '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.

The Turley estate produces nearly thirty single vineyard Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs, all from organically farmed vineyards. 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.'
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Brand Turley
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Wine SpectatorLoaded with pepper and smoky sweet anise flavors. The raspberry flavors take on tannins toward the finish. Best after 2019. 15,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2018

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