Though we’ve worked with Mendocino fruit for many years, DuPratt is the only Mendocino County bottling from Turley. Although primarily Zinfandel, we use a small amount of Petite Syrah from the Rattlesnake vineyard as well. 2016 Turley “Buck Cobb Vineyard” Zinfandel, Amador County. This vineyard is special to all of us here at the winery; right in our backyard, it’s what we see every day at work (and from the family home!). Long-time Turley followers may remember a wine with the same name from the mid-1990’s, though this is a different vineyard source, located just off Alexander Valley Road in Sonoma. Year after year, this wine serves as the archetype for Zinfandel and Napa Valley. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF) and will age well if cellared. Lighter weight and on the red fruit end of the spectrum, the Tofanelli is a pure expression of old vine Napa Valley Zinfandel. Though medium weight for a PS, this wine is certainly much fuller bodied than our Zinfandels; while it doesn’t necessarily require decanting, it will likely benefit from doing so, and be even more expressive in your glass. Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our most heralded old vine sites. The vines benefit from the moderating climate above Lake Hennessey. This estate-owned and certified organic vineyard was planted by the Turley team using cuttings from the legendary Hayne vineyard. Taut and focused on the palate, refreshing acidity and well-structured; reminiscent of the wines of Piedmont, and one of the group favorites from the fall tasting! With an extra 40 years on these vines and some of the steepest slopes around, the Ueberroth is like the Pesenti Vineyard in a tux: more polish, sophistication, and power. Perhaps the heartiest, richest Duarte to date; if you’ve never tried this stellar wine before, now’s your chance. Average of 89.9 points in 146 community wine reviews on 2018 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile, plus professional notes, label images, wine details, and recommendations on when to drink. While you can't taste wines on our website, you can certainly get closer to doing so. Let it be truly old, but healthy; silky, yet concentrated; and have beautiful, succulent fruit, without compromising on tannin & texture. Lush, lovely, and the best wine made in Lodi according to our winemaker, one Mr. Tegan Passalacqua! This wine is pure, organically-farmed, single-vineyard estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon—not a statement that can be made by many! Dark fruit, lovely acidity, sublime texture and gravel tannins all work in tandem with one another; the difference between an experienced orchestra and a guitar solo. The 2016 Bedrock is a shining illustration of a stylish Sonoma Zinfandel, complete with characteristic dark blue fruits, freshly-turned wet earth, and graphite. Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our new property in Amador, the Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to “Buck” Cobb from whom we purchased the vineyard and the Karly property in Amador. Located in an idyllic warm yet breezy spot on the west side of St. Helena, we are honored to have worked with this vineyard and the Hayne family for over twenty-six years. Located in Sonoma County, this vineyard is nearly hidden in downtown Santa Rosa. Pungent dark fruits, herbs de Provence, and cherry liqueur abound on the nose. We are thrilled to re-release this special celebratory 20th vintage of our beloved Estate Zinfandel, aka the Turley “house” wine! The wines have a brightness, and chalk and floral characteristic aromas unique to the site, and to Zinfandel in general. With copious dark fruits and piercing acidity, it’s ready to drink now at 55-65ºF and will age well thanks to the immense power & structure inherent to this wine. Wild black cherries and lavender alongside crème de mure, blueberries and gravel. Smooth, lithe texture and long finish. 2016 “Heminway Vineyard” Zinfandel, Napa Valley. 2016 “Hayne Vineyard” Zinfandel, Napa Valley. There are also several white grapes such as Muscat Alexandria, Muscadelle, Burger and Green Hungarian. Recently we’ve added a bit of Vermentino from Amador, as well as some extra Grenache Blanc and a little Verdelho from Lodi. Ready to go now, even more fulfilling with age. Grape: Zinfandel Tasting Notes: Juicy, Red Berry, Blue Plum, White Pepper Most Turley's wines are single vineyard designates, however, Juvenile is composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of the old vine sites. Ripe, pretty, racy, spicy: the Steacy Ranch is pure, classic California Zinfandel. Will age well but perfect now, right off the bat. Planted on loam and various gravel soils, the Whitney Tennessee vineyard—named for one of Larry’s four daughters—is a mixed planting as well, with small amounts of Petite Syrah and Carignane vines sprinkled throughout. Dogtown, you beautiful, miniscule, jewel of a vineyard. Intensely satiating and polished on the palate, with the kind of natural depth, complexity, and grace that can only come from truly old vines. Harking from own-rooted vines planted in 1907, the wine shows quintessential Amador granitic tannins & briary fruits. If you prefer more body, this wine will take on weight with time in the bottle, and will age very well. Located closer to the sea than any other site we work with, you can smell the salt air from the top of the vineyard hill. Turley now makes right around 50 separate wines from 47 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. $20 well spent. Though a darker version than years past, Zampatti is the zippier and brighter of the two tiny Sonoma vineyards in 2017. These ancient, ungrafted vines in sandy soils make for some of the suavest tannins and most elongated finishes around. This is … Stunningly ruby-colored and brilliant yet translucent, almost jewel-like, in the glass. This vineyard is head-trained, planted in red volcanic soil. The 2017 Old Vines smells like one of my all-time favorite, most vivid summer memories: picking the blackberry bushes that line our Estate vineyard in St. Helena in the late afternoon. We pick them all together to make a wine truly expressive of the vineyard. Bright red berries, mint, licorice and white flowers jump from the glass in the 2011 Zinfandel Juvenile. Let it lie for a spell or decant and enjoy over the course of an evening. Brambly blue and black fruits take a backseat to the plentiful cracked pepper, sultry spices and wild underbrush characteristics that define this exceptional Howell Mountain vineyard. Fans of our Aida wines of yore will find them resurrected here. Cedarman is a proprietary blend of certified organic fruit from some of the highest elevation plantings on Howell Mountain. As always, these fruits run the gamut from red to blue to black, and the wine has the kind of natural depth, complexity, and grace that can only come from truly old vines. (The Estate Petite Syrah single-vineyard bottling comes primarily from the older Petite Syrah plantings on the property.) On the nose we found bitter chocolate, spice and sweet fruit. The 2016 Dragon exhibits the very best of what we’ve come to expect from this blue-blooded vineyard on Howell Mountain: tons of spice, ripe purple fruits, violet flowers, and the bracing scent of the forest after a rain. It accounts for the sou ... Stores and prices for '2004 Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel, California' | prices, stores, tasting notes and market data. Fresh tannins and lively acidity bring all the elements of this wine into perfect balance. A true Napa Valley classic, and kissing cousins with the Cedarman and other Howell Mountain wines in texture & character. 2017 “Cedarman” Zinfandel, Howell Mountain. Those vines have since been replaced by Zinfandel, but we have replanted a small section of the estate to dry-farmed, head-trained Sauvignon Blanc from heritage Napa Valley budwood once again. Give it a few vigorous swirls and even more aromas lift from the glass: lavender, garrigue, plums, blue fruits, and a sun-warmed brambly blackberry bush. Red and ruby-like in color with a deeply alluring nose of black tea, scarlet rose petals, and black cherry. Hailing from 1888 and owned by Joel and Morgan Peterson of Ravenswood and Bedrock Wine Co., respectively, the Bedrock Vineyard is truly an iconic site. In 2006, we planted 6 acres of head-trained dry-farmed Zinfandel that compliments the original planting from ten years prior, all of which are certified organic. Planted in sandy soils, Steacy’s vines hail from 1907 & the 1950’s, and they lend an excellent lift and approachable charm to one of our favorite wines. Planted in 1915 on 2.5 acres, the vineyard is farmed organically by Alida Morzenti, granddaughter of the Zampattis. Though the blend has changed over the years, The White Coat (named for Larry’s past career as an Emergency Room physician) is composed of white Rhône grapes from three of our Estate vineyards across California. Planted on loam and various gravel soils, the Whitney Tennessee vineyard—named for one of Larry’s four daughters—is a mixed planting as well, with small amounts of Petite Syrah and Carignane vines throughout. Vibrantly colored and deeply aromatic, the ’18 Estate Zin is true Napa Valley elegant opulence. ), ruby at the rim but nearly black at the core. Winemaker's Notes: Turley’s Zinfandel Juvenile Vineyard is an assemblage of bits and pieces from different parcels, but overall from the younger vine portion of the multiple terroirs they exploit. Copyright ©2012-2018, Tom Lee, All rights reserved. Dragon Vineyard is an estate, certified organic vineyard. Deeply fragrant dark purple fruits, ground Provençal herbs, and lavender abound on the nose. With an extra 40 years on these vines and some of the steepest slopes around, the Ueberroth is like the Pesenti Vineyard in a tux: more polish, sophistication, and power. We recommend decanting. Planted in 1944, the Dogtown Vineyard is farmed by Turley Wine Cellars. The full gamut of fruits, blood orange, garrigue, wildly perfumed; the time to try Amador wine is NOW. Now, 92 years later, the vines are still kicking in the gumption-riddled tradition of their creator. With its unrivaled balance and depth, it’s easy to see why the Hayne reigns supreme. Located just a few miles northwest of Pesenti, you can smell the Pacific Ocean air from the top of the vineyard hill. Dynamic and layered on the palate, with a plethora of fresh fruits, spices,and tons of personality; this is an exceptional food pairing wine. The winery is a family operation helmed brother and sister duo Larry and Helen Turley, founded in 1993. Since it sees all French oak barrels (of which only 10% are new) and we don’t stir the lees, all the of texture comes from the grapes themselves. Lithely textured with pure precision and tons of energy on the palate. On a clear day you can see San Francisco; though those are few and far between, and thus this vineyard sees plenty of fog from the bay. Intensely pleasurable now, and will age well. The vineyard is planted to a Mediterranean mix of Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Alicante, Carignane, Napa Gamay, Négrette, Mourvèdre, Refosco, and even Chenin Blanc. The palate echoes the myriad flavors found on the nose, with a juicy density, robust tannins, and a long, satiating finish. Deep black, sappy, intense fruits, predominately cassis and plum alongside Indian ink and crushed white stone. Drinking well now with a quick decant and will age phenomenally in the cellar. Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Zinfandel Juvenile is a pretty, fragrant wine that will drink well right out of the gate. The wine is a big, juicy, classic Zinfandel with a dark ruby/purple color, hefty power (15.5% alcohol), without a … All of our vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and we use all natural yeasts in the fermentations. and decanting before opening. Vibrant and always distinctive, the Pesenti Zinfandel makes its spring lineup debut! A light-bodied red grape, Cinsault (pronounced SAHN-so) is usually found in the south of France as a component of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône Valley, or consumed as rosé in Provence. Planted adjacent to the Estate Zinfandel, this Petite Syrah is also certified organic. Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. Savory herbs reminiscent of the Northern Rhône, and medium-plus tannin that round out the wine nicely as a whole; it’s easy to see why these varieties succeed so well in Paso Robles. The wine has an intricate nose of dusty herbs, exotic spices, and red jeweled fruits, along with a touch of Palo Santo. Brooding dark blue fruits, blackberry, gingerbread, and gravel dust. The fruit profile is classic Paso: dark purple, blue, and black, with notes of spicy Mexican dark chocolate as well. Broad, brooding, sappy and richly textured on the palate. Pronounced, chewy mountain tannins proliferate on the palate. The wine is just as multi-faceted on the palate, with all those blue and black fruits paired with pure, lively acidity and lush tannin, resulting in a deeply satisfying texture. Blue and red fruits, graphite, pomegranate, and piercing purple flowers, with a touch of savory roast meats à la Côte Rôtie. At only 2½ acres, it is the smallest site we make into a vineyard designate, which is a shame, since the wines are consistently a staff favorite.The wines are aromatic and light, with lots of fruit and great acidity. Intense purple and black fruits, refined & with great focus; unsurprising given the absurdly tiny yields of 0.7 tons to the acre! The palate fleshes these flavors out alongside the graceful, fine-grained granitic tannins that make our Amador wines so distinctive. 2015 “Ueberroth Vineyard” Zinfandel, Paso Robles. The site’s characteristic deep blue fruits are especially vibrant in ’17, with hints of vitamin C and orange peel as well. 2016 Turley “Estate” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. All class: smooth, suave, elegant. Paso Robles has continued to be the hardest-hit region by the drought; in 2015, the Pesenti vineyard yielded only 1 ton to the acre, sometimes even less! Planted in 1919 at 1500 feet up on Mendocino Ridge, this vineyard is surrounded by giant Redwood trees and is often called the “vineyard in the sky.” Indeed, the site is so remote that the vines still survive on their own original rootstocks, as Phylloxera has never made its way up there. We tag the younger vines then pick them separately and make a distinct wine. This tiny jewel of a vineyard makes wine with such excellent acidity and a long, mouth-watering finish, we’re always left wishing we could have more! Raspberry and blackberry preserves on the nose, with a touch of garrigue and piquant spice. The 2017 has a touch more Grenache Blanc and Vermentino than years previous, providing excellent acidity and a saline edge to the otherwise round, warm tropical and stone fruits found each year in this wine. Extremely approachable with abundant sweet fruits. Purple fruits, crème de cassis, cocoa powder and clove on the nose, coupled with India ink, game and dusty gravel on the palate. Smoked dark fruits, purple flowers and cracked black pepper on the nose lend the wine an air of old-world elegance, reminiscent of the “roasted slopes” of Côte-Rôtie in the northern Rhône. *New! As our Amador winery is located on Bell Road, we named this wine for the eponymous (and notorious) “hanging” Judge Bell, who presided over the nearby town of Plymouth during its Gold Rush heyday. Serve at 55-65ºF. In the grand tradition of old-vine field blends, the vineyard has small amounts of Mondeuse, Cinsault, and Carignane as well. Similar wines usually cost 66% more. 2015 “Hayne Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. This wine is an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area.