Original
84 Ratings
Turley Old Vines Zinfandel California

Wine Details

Vineyard

Turley

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) 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.

Winemaker's Notes

The Zinfandel Old Vines (1000 cases;16.4% alcohol) is a blend of declassified wine from Turley's old-vine vineyards. A great buy and one of the best old-vine cuvees the Turleys have produced rich full-bodied and unctuously textured it explodes from the glass revealing black fruits earth kirsch licorice pepper and underbrush elements. Sweet (from glycerin and high alcohol not sugar) dry full-bodied concentrated hedonistic and supple it is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (89-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00