2001 Turley "Juvenile" California Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dark plum/ruby-colored 2001 Zinfandel Juvenile (15.3% alcohol) offers pure briery raspberry and cherry fruit, medium body, surprising elegance and restraint, and a stylish, graceful finish. While not a big wine by Turley’s standards, it is impeccably well made. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby-red. Exotic jammy berries, black cherry and clove on the expressive nose. Sappy, jammy and ripe, with creamy fruit and unmistakable Zin character. A lush, supple Zin ...
Marked down for quick drinking, it's very mature now but still showing that old Turley style, a little porty and modern/ripe. Turley Wine Cellars makes thirty-four wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. All of the vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and they use all natural yeasts in the fermentations.