Decant the Cedarman to enjoy the wine’s progression over the course of an evening. The palate is rife with bright red fruits and vibrant acidity, and distinctively suave tannins. What a value! Lay this wine down for as long as you can stand it—or,at the very least—decant for several hours beforehand! Located in Sonoma County, this vineyard is nearly hidden in downtown Santa Rosa, in the newly-created Fountaingrove AVA. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature, about 55-65°F. It accounts for the sou ... Stores and prices for '2004 Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel, California' | prices, stores, tasting notes and market data. Mouth-watering acidity and Grenache-like tannins make this reminiscent of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. before you open them up! Palate is dense, packed with more spice and dark plums, graphite, roasted meats, and dusty earth. Traces of walnut shell, earth and mint leaf round out the nose of this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Downright extraordinary. The roots are free to roam deeply as the soil is solid sand for 40 feet down. Chocolate, orange bitters, mint, dark flowers—like a freshly-split Terry’s chocolate orange. Wild black cherries and lavender alongside crème de mure, blueberries and gravel. Thoroughly enjoyable now, and will be for years to come. Hailing from 1937, these certified organic vines are some of the most unique we’ve ever seen. 2017 Turley "Juvenile" California Zinfandel (6 bottle limit per customer) SKU #1352030 92 points Wine Spectator Vibrant and zesty, with lively cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by smoky sage and peppery licorice notes. The palate has more density and concentration than years previous, all of which is mitigated by a vigorous acidity, culminating in a wine that is pure pleasure. The nose pulls you in with aromas of peach fuzz, purple flowers and dark berry fruits. This vineyard is head-trained, planted in red volcanic soil.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. 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. Think of it as a “baby” version of the Estate, Library, or Casa Nuestra bottlings: plenty of body and savory characteristics, but slightly more approachable and youthful! 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. Elegantly textured with perfect synergy between the tannin and acidity, indicative of Hayne’s blue-blooded and deeply-set roots. 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. Now, 92 years later, the vines are still kicking in the gumption-riddled tradition of their creator. As the vines age the wines are increasingly expressive of the Pesenti Vineyard with minerality, savory spices and high tone pepper. 15.5% ABV. Head-trained, dry-farmed and planted in limestone, the wines are dark, smooth, dense and classic Petite Syrah. 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. Critics have scored this wine 88 points. 2015 “Zampatti Vineyard” Zinfandel, Sonoma County. See reviews and pricing for this wine. Users have rated this wine 3.5 out of 5 stars. These younger mixed vines are blended with fruit from the neighboring Casa Nuestra vineyard, one of the other longest-certified organic properties in Napa…besides us! Recently, we took cuttings from the Hayne and Library Petite Syrah plantings, and replicated them on our Estate, planting them head-trained and dry-farmed. The tiny production was offered to a group of select restaurants, and it sold out in a matter of hours. Finally, the blend is rounded out with a touch of refreshing, mineral Vermentino (also knows as Rolle) from the granitic and quartz-laden Cobb Vineyard in Amador. Judge Bell has a striking texture, with stony, unique tannins owing to the 112-year-old vines that are deeply rooted in these organically farmed granite soils of the Sierra Foothills. The tannins and acidity in this wine are truly out of this world—Nevertheless, the texture is sublime; what a standout. Well balanced. Give it some time in the cellar or decant for maximum enjoyment. This wine is pure, organically-farmed, single-vineyard estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon—not a statement that can be made by many! Just a mile and a half from the Napa border on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas, located in what is the new Moon Mountain AVA, the vines are planted along steep, contoured terraces. 2017 Turley “Estate” Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley. 2016 “DuPratt Vineyard” Zinfandel, Mendocino County. If you are not on the mailing list, this is an easy way to secure bottles. The palate is surprisingly graceful despite its powerful heft, thanks to the excellent acidity in the soils. It’s for all these reasons and many more that no vineyard is (literally) closer to our daily thoughts and hearts. Definitely an age-worthy wine that will benefit from decanting when you deign to enjoy! The texture of this wine is truly exceptional, indicative of its blue-blooded and deeply-set roots. before you open them up! Primarily Petite Syrah vines mix with a myriad of others, including; Peloursin, Cinsault, Syrah, Mission, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Carignan, Grenache and Zinfandel. The multi-textured palate belies its mountain source, with more cool blue fruit and well-defined tannins. Wafts of appealing herbs and black tea with a hint of tangerine leaf. We even added a little bi-plane symbol to the label to commemorate Buck’s time as an aerobatic pilot! Drinking very well right out of the gate! 2017 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile – Bottle Notes Tom Lee / June 3, 2020 Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our 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. *New! 2018 is the 20th vintage of Turley’s Estate Zinfandel! For the formerly uninitiated, Casa Nuestra is nearly adjacent to the Turley Estate property in Napa Valley, just across the nearby Napa River. Downright extraordinary. This is the one of the most popular wines from California. Connoisseurs of Napa Valley field blends will likely recognize the vineyard, made primarily under the eponymous label and farmed organically since 1979. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. We get the cool growing season aromatics like those seen in Russian River Valley, but the wine has a great deal more structure, owing to the rocky, uplifted seabed soils. 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. Larry took one sip, sighed and said “This makes me want to cook lamb!” Drinking well now (especially with the aforementioned lamb) and will stay fresh in the cellar thanks to the bracing acidity. Mead Ranch is planted at about 1600 feet on Atlas Peak, on the south-eastern side of Napa Valley. Fragrant violets, chocolate bitters, purple blossoms, honeydew and berries along with palo santo. The vines that make up Juvenile range in age from about 6-25 years, and we pull from a selection of our best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks and the Estate. If you’re a fan of the Fredericks Zinfandel from the fall release, then you will most certainly enjoy the Bedrock. Though the vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, the soil plays the most important role in distinguishing this vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. Larry reveling in his beloved Estate Zinfandel vineyard, where the mustard is nearly as tall as he is! Lifted aromatics of spiced cherry, pomegranate, peach, and light nougat. This is most likely owing to the particularly cool location of the vineyard, sheltered as it is by the surrounding groves and gardens. 2015 “Cedarman” Zinfandel, Howell Mountain. If you prefer more body, this wine will take on weight with time in the bottle, and will age very well. The wines are classic Napa Valley mountain fruit with great tannin. Grown by Jay Heminway, the vines benefit from the moderating climate above Lake Hennessey. On Sonoma Volcanic soil, Bedrock was one of the first vineyards ever to be planted on rootstock. Perfectly ripe, well-structured with lively, fresh tannins on the palate. Fragrant red fruits, black raspberry, chalk dust, piquant spices and wildflowers all flourish on the nose. The 2017 is refined, with excellent purity of fruit on the nose. Smoked meats and purple fruits abound on the palate, and play beautifully atop the rugged, edgy tannins. In the grand tradition of old-vine field blends, the vineyard has small amounts of Mondeuse, Cinsault, and Carignane as well. Probably the most intriguing nose of all the 2017s. The wine was made exclusively by Karly for the past 30 years and we are beyond excited to be able to share Sadie’s moxie with you today. The palate is energetic, wild and exotic with plenty of nimble texture...the Mead really went all-out for its finale! 2017 “Library Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. While you can't taste wines on our website, you can certainly get closer to doing so. Delicate, pale pink rose petals, cherry blossom, peach fuzz and melon abound on the dynamic nose. Drinking exceptionally well now, but will age if you have the patience. In 2018, there is even a tiny amount of Viognier from our Estate Vineyard in Napa co-fermented with the Roussanne! Red and ruby-like in color with a deeply alluring nose of black tea, scarlet rose petals, and black cherry. We’re dreaming of burgers, but cassoulet or really any hearty dish will do! Lithely textured with pure precision and tons of energy on the palate. Silky, structured, savory, and seriously satisfying, this wine has kind of natural depth, complexity, and grace that can only come from truly old vines. Extremely approachable with abundant sweet fruits. Drink this attractive, mid-weight Zinfandel over the next few years. The vines benefit from the moderating climate above Lake Hennessey. The nose is darkly red-and-black-fruited at first pass, flecked with stone, citrus zest, and dark chocolate. This certified organic estate-owned vineyard was planted in the 1920s on primarily limestone soil. We recommend decanting for at least an hour before drinking, or laying it down to enjoy in years to come! All head-trained, dry-farmed and organic, this Petite Syrah is one of the most unique wines in California. Located in Sonoma, this pre-Prohibition vineyard is estate-owned and certified organic. Get while the getting’s good though—Larry is hoarding as much as possible for himself, and sharpening his oyster shucker as we speak! The wine has an intricate nose of dusty herbs, exotic spices, and red jeweled fruits, along with a touch of Palo Santo. Located closer to the sea than any other site we work with, you can smell the salt air from the top of the hill. Plenty of fine-grained, well-integrated tannins make for a deeply pleasing texture and long finish. The high pH of the soil makes for a very high acid wine, elevating the ripe fruit flavors from this historic certified organic vineyard. The palate is teeming with ripe berries and stone fruits, with the Duarte’s signature suave, mouth-watering texture. 2017 “Pesenti Vineyard” Zinfandel, Paso Robles. Tom Lee has been buying, collecting and consuming wine since the early 1990's. The vineyard was originally planted in the 1880s, though our block is primarily from the 1970s. Turley is a winery that focuses on small production “Big Red” wines from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, based in St. Helena in the Napa Valley, California. Cranberry, pomegranate, pie crust and baking spices abound on the deeply fragrant nose. Exquisitely aromatic, with white flowers, ripe stone fruit, and crushed minerals on the nose. The 2016 Pesenti Petite Syrah is the perfect finisher to a meal, especially if that meal includes anything well-spiced or smoked. Lighter weight and on the red fruit end of the spectrum, the Tofanelli is a pure expression of old vine Napa Valley Zinfandel. Planted in 1915 on 2.5 acres, the vineyard is farmed organically by Alida Morzenti, granddaughter of the Zampattis. Dark red rose petals, berries, spice, and warm gravel. We recommend giving it some time in the bottle and decanting well ahead of mealtime to best experience this powerful Petite. The area used to be Wappo Indian grounds and obsidian arrowheads are commonplace in the rocky volcanic soils. This wine has 597 mentions of black fruit notes (blackberry, plum, dark fruit). The wine is a big, juicy, classic Zinfandel with a dark ruby/purple color, hefty power (15.5% alcohol), without a … The wine is a classic Napa Valley Petite Syrah: dark and brooding on the nose, bright and vibrant on the palate. Powerful and inky in its youth, the wine becomes more feminine and refined with age and will outlive us all. (Turley 'Juvenile' Zinfandel 2017) ... "Vibrant and zesty, with lively cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by smoky sage and peppery licorice notes. With its signature Howell Mountain texture, tannin, and long finish, the Cedarman is an ideal cold weather wine. Brambly blackberry bushes, perfume, resin, meat marinade, chaparral and herbs de Provence on the nose. Definitely decant for a few hours before serving at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF) or lay down for up to a decade! The grapes are sourced from vineyards including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks and Kirschenmann. Serve alongside a hearty grilled, smoked, BBQ’d, or otherwise boldly-flavored meal at the same temperature as the Zinfandel, about 55- 65°F. 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. 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. Planted in 1944, the Dogtown Vineyard is farmed by Turley Wine Cellars. Though a recent addition to the Turley family, Sauvignon Blanc was one of the first wines ever made from the Turley Estate in 1993. 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 years. The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel. Finally, the blend is rounded out with a touch of refreshing, mineral Vermentino (also known as Rolle) from the granitic and quartz-laden Cobb Vineyard in Amador. Stunningly ruby-colored and brilliant yet translucent, almost jewel-like, in the glass. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. Though the vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, the soil plays the most important role in distinguishing this vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. Brooding dark blue fruits, blackberry, gingerbread, and gravel dust. And lo, he hath delivered! The wines have a brightness, and chalk and floral characteristic aromas unique to the site, and to Zinfandel in general. * Please welcome the incredible DuPratt Vineyard to the Turley family. The Hayne Vineyard is one of our most exceptional sites. 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. Beautiful, alluring, pungent, and pure, Sadie is the Barolo to the Cobb’s Barbaresco. Located in Sonoma County, this vineyard is nearly hidden in downtown Santa Rosa. This particular Petite Syrah hails from two certified organic vineyards nearly adjacent to one another in northern Napa Valley. Located above the town of Philo and only 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, it is the northernmost, coolest site from which we’ve ever made wine. 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!). Dark purple fruits, black pepper, bitter chocolate, and a touch of wild game—reminiscent of a modern northern Rhône wine. The 2015 Hayne Zinfandel is enthralling, perfumed with dark red fruits and fresh rose petals on the inviting nose. Aromas of dark berries, peach skin, sandalwood & leather make this one of the most intriguing iterations of Salvador to date. Everything old is new again, and this wine is no exception. Fresh, lip-smacking medium-plus acidity and lush, silky fruit glide along the structured yet velvety palate. It’s always difficult to put into words just how special, multi-faceted, and charming this wine is. Purple fruits, crème de cassis, cocoa powder and clove on the nose, coupled with India ink, game and dusty gravel on the palate. The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel. Gratifying now, though will likely be even more rewarding with time. We recommend serving this wine lightly chilled, around 50-60°F, slightly colder than cellar temperature. Planted adjacent to the Estate Zinfandel, this Petite Syrah is also certified organic. Pure precision. So-called because our family home, as well as the winery’s headquarters, are all located on the same property, here in the heart of the Napa Valley. Tons of vibrant, ripe red fruits on the nose, with an uplifting hint of the chalky soils; like eating your favorite afterschool raspberry jam snack while there’s still chalk dust on your fingers. 2016 Turley “Dragon Vineyard” Zinfandel, Howell Mountain. The 2016 Hayne Zinfandel is striking in its elegance. Great straight out of the gate and likely even better with time; a complete package of a wine. The palate is an exercise in perfectly structured elegance: lush & smooth at first, and—with the best natural acidity of any other vineyard in Lodi—a texture that downright vibrates, all the way through to the finish. Thanks to the river’s cool waters and delta breezes, these head-trained, dry-farmed vines are constantly protected from the heat. A real stunner of a wine, we are thrilled to have bottled our first DuPratt. 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