SOLD OUT! The new release of the Turley Old Vines Zinfandel is here, and it is in fine form. Winemaker Tegan Passalacqua has called this vintage one of the best he’s seen in a long time. Other producers and winemakers throughout California are echoing his sentiments.
This multi-county blend includes 50-130 year old vine “stuff” from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador and Paso Robles. In my estimation, there is no better way to gauge the classic character of old vine Zinfandel in California than through this wine. Just 7 cases available and our price is one of the best in the country.
2018 Turley Old Vines Zinfandel
This is going to sell out fast!
One of our country’s greatest wineries, Turley Wine Cellars does more than just make great wines. They also play a huge role in preserving California’s viticultural heritage by working with, and thus saving, some of the oldest vineyards in the state. Equally impressive is the fact that all of the vineyards Turley works with are either certified or practicing organic, and only natural yeasts are used in the fermentations. And finally, all wines are aged in a combination of used French and American oak for 15-18 months before bottling.
It is this more hands-off, non-interventionist approach in both the vineyards and the cellar that helps this wine to shine. When you see, smell, and taste it, you’ll understand. Medium-bodied yet fleshy and full flavored, this one “takes off” on the palate with soaring notes of dark cherry preserves, new leather, exotic spices, licorice, and red flowers. Silky, structured, savory, and seriously satisfying, this wine has kind of natural depth, complexity, and grace that can only come from true old vines.
This would make great Christmas gift for the wine lover in your life. I advise you act very quick on this though. Turley has a tremendous reputation and a strong following at Table Wine. And when you combine that with a great vintage and a great price, that means this stuff is going to go fast!
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