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.
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000 Medium-deep ruby-red. Blackberry, black pepper, shoe polish and a hint of prune on the nose. Smooth and moderately ripe, with good depth of flavor and ripe balancing acids. Finishes firmly tannic, with spicy persistence. This bottling includes some Howell Mountain fruit, which has given it shape and tannic spine.
Robert Parker(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: (89-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00