2012 Turley "Old Vines" California Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Other bits and pieces from old vine parcels are co-mingled in the 2012 Zinfandel Old Vines, a delicious, up-front, medium ruby-colored Zin made with a Pinot Noir-like sensitivity. Both of these cuvees are best drunk in their first 3-4 years of life.
The 2012 Zinfandel Old Vines is bright, saline and beautifully focused throughout. Floral notes meld into cranberries, sweet red cherries, mint and tobacco. All the elements come together effortlessly in the glass. This is another 2012 endowed with precision and energy. (AG)
Balances bold black cherry fruit with a sleek, focused structure, offering notes of briary wild berry, smoky cracked pepper and anise. Drink now through 2021.
***Smart Buy*** Balances bold black cherry fruit with a sleek, focused structure, offering notes of briary wild berry, smoky cracked pepper and anise. Drink now through 2021. (TF)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a blend of vines between 18 and 80 years of age, from vineyards all over the state): Bright, dark red-ruby. Lovely floral perfume and a whiff of orange zest lift the blackberry aroma. A step up in inner-mouth energy from the Juvenile, with its creamy middle retaining an attractive high pitch. Firmly built, serious blend--and good value.
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.