Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016 | Inviting and Fresh | Young Vines
The vast majority of Turley’s wines are single vineyard designates. However, Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016 comprises of a variety of young vines replanted in several of their old vine sites. Replanting and tagging the vine so as not to mix the brand new vine with its much older neighbors. Finally picking these young vines separately to make a distinct wine.
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So, the vines making up the Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016 range in age from about 6-25 years. And Turley pulls from 18 of their best vineyards across California. Impressively including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks, and Kirschenmann.
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WS90 | Loaded with pepper and smoky sweet anise flavors. The raspberry flavors in the Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016 take on tannins toward the finish. Best after 2019.
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89 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous | The Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2016, Turley’s young-vine, entry-level wine, captures the freshness of the vintage in its bright, red-toned fruit. While hints of cedar, orange peel, spice, and tobacco add layers of flavor nuance to this mid-weight. Hence an inviting Zinfandel. Drink it over the next few years.
Proprietor Larry Turley
Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and makes thirty-four wines. Yet the vast majority of which is a single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards, in particular, 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 the winery uses all natural yeasts in the fermentation.
Turley aims to be stewards of some of California’s most distinctive vineyards, producing authentic wines that reflect their heritage.
WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Turley makes the best Zinfandel | Juvenile always outperforms | Can't find a better Zin near this price point! Why now? Normally $34.95 | On sale @$22.95 | Perfect for BBQs, Holiday Meals WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings 89AG | 90WS | Vivino top 1% of wines What is it? Young Vine Zinfandel from multiple CA vineyards What’s in it? Zinfandel When to drink? 2019-2022 Pair with: Beef, Lamb, Grilled Meats, Poultry, Hard Cheese Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Friends & Family Occasion Any day wine, Summer BBQ, Holiday Meals If you want to drink now... Decant 30 Minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 6+