Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2021

$33.95
15.20% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2021
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Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2021, meticulously crafted by esteemed winemaker Tegan Passalacqua, embodies the essence of California’s ancient vineyards. With fruit sourced from over 20 historic vineyards and aged in a mere 10% new oak, this wine delivers an experience of unparalleled depth and complexity. Its medium ruby hue introduces a captivating bouquet of ripe blackberry, black cherry, and black raspberry, complemented by classic spice notes. The palate is a symphony of flavors, marked by a perfect balance of juicy acidity and soft tannins, culminating in a gratifying, long, and spicy finish.

Earning an impressive 93 points from Wine Advocate, the 2021 Zinfandel Old Vines exhibits a plush and inviting aroma of red and black cherries, intertwined with hints of forest floor, savory spices, and refreshing mint. The full-bodied palate is characterized by a grainy texture that harmonizes seamlessly with the generous berry fruit flavors, resulting in a wine that mirrors the acclaimed Juvenile with an added dimension of robustness. With its approachable nature and rich character, this Zinfandel is sure to captivate both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to the world of fine wines.

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WA 93

Wine Advocate

The 2021 Zinfandel Old Vines has a medium ruby color and plush red and black cherries on the nose with accents of mushrooms, forest floor, savory spices and mint. The full-bodied palate is grainy and refreshing with generous berry fruit and a long, spicy finish. It's similar to the Juvenile with a bit more oomph, and it's just as easy to drink.

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Winemaker of Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2021

Tegan Passalacqua

Tegan Passalacqua

Renowned in the world of winemaking, Tegan Passalacqua stands as an emblem of dedication and passion for his craft. His journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, but his ardor for viticulture led him down an alternate path. Beginning as a lab technician at Napa Wine Company, he honed his skills through night classes at Napa Junior College. Joining Turley in 2003 as a Vineyard Manager, he imbibed wisdom from luminaries like Ehren Jordan and expanded his horizons internationally, working with esteemed names in New Zealand, the Rhône Valley, and South Africa. Assuming the mantle of head Winemaker & Vineyard Manager in 2013, Tegan now orchestrates operations for 50 vineyards, showcasing an unwavering commitment to the heritage and excellence of winemaking. As a... More Products
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