Turley

Old Vines Zinfandel

2021
California
Say It
TOOR-ley OLD Va-een Zin-fan-DEL
Varietals
Zinfandel Blend
$36
Flavors
Blackberry Blackberry
Red Berries Red Berries
White Pepper White Pepper
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 1 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Round & Fleshy
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Tasting Notes
Medium-plus in body, this old vine Zinfandel is a true round and fleshy wine with notable energy. There are aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, bramble, and red berries, followed by more subtle notes of mint white, pepper, and chocolate.
COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
15%
GRAPE(S)
Zinfandel, Mataro, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grenache
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Why this wine made the cut…
Rich, yet energetic; fleshy, yet balanced.
Paso Robles, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Zinfandel
95% Zin-fan-DEL
Zinfandel, otherwise known as Primitivo in Italy, makes bold, fruit forward wines, which in California range from Round & Fleshy, to Powerful & Extracted. The wines can vary from dry to slightly off-dry. The examples have rich mix of dark and red fruit, along with a range of flavors and aromas like chocolate, tobacco and exotic spice.
Mataro
Alicante Bouschet
Ah-Lee-KAN-Tay BOO-Shet
Petite Sirah
Pe-TEET See-RAH
Petit Sirah originated from France but is now principally grown in California. Not for the meek, it produces Powerful & Extracted darkly colored wine that are both rich and very tannic with intense, dark, smoke, spicy fruit, with chocolate notes.
Grenache
Gruh-NASH
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Country / State
California
Region
Producer
Turley
Winemaker(s)
Tegan Passalacqua
Vintage
2021

Turley

Paso Robles, California


Founded by Larry Turley in 1993, Turley Wines now makes 34 different wines from 38 different vineyards located throughout California wine country. 


Turley’s main focus is on old-vine zinfandel and petite syrah. Many of the vines need extra attention, but their age, and the fact that they are biodynamically farmed, helps yield grapes with a ton of flavor and complexity. 

Uniquely Californian, Turley wines balance fruit intensity, power, and distinct character.