Turley Del Barba Vineyard Zinfandel 2022 (Contra Costa County, California) - [WA 93] [VM 91-93]

Turley Del Barba Vineyard Zinfandel 2022
(Contra Costa County, California) - [WA 93] [VM 91-93]

Regular price $45.00 Sale price $34.97 Save $10.03

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About the Vineyard:
After working with the fruit for over a decade, we are proud to present the first single-vineyard bottling for Turley from the Del Barba Vineyard. Contra Costa is a delta where the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers meet, and these head-trained vines are planted in deep dehli blow sand, made up of decomposed granite coming down from the Sierra Mountains. The resulting wine embodies the best the delta has to offer: silken textures, ultra fine tannin, and dark saline fruits. 

Technical Information:

  • AVA: Contra Costa
  • Soil: Dehli blow sand
  • Elevation: 30'
  • Planting: 1980s
  • Varieties: Zinfandel
  • Viticulture: Head-trained, hand harvested
  • Fermentation: Native yeast
  • Barrels: 80% used oak, 20% new; 80% French oak, 20% American
  • Aging: 15 months in barrel
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • First Turley Vintage: 2021
  • Serving Temp: 55-60ºF

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

Sourced from head-trained vines planted in 1980 on sandy soils, the 2022 Zinfandel Del Barba Vineyard is a light, elegant and approachable expression of Turley's substantial Zinfandel collection. Medium ruby in color, it is initially coiled and opens slowly into a bright, inviting nose with aromas of Earl Grey tea, licorice and red cherries, albeit with slightly less definition and clarity than found in other bottlings. The palate is medium-bodied, deeply red-fruited and lined with spicy, floral accents. The finish is long and perfumed, framed by clay-textured tannins and lifted, juicy acidity harnessed with an understated elegance.


91-93 Points - Vinous:
"The 2022 Zinfandel del Barba is bright, nervy and nicely lifted. Crushed red berry fruit, chalk, mint and white pepper give the 2022 tons of vibrancy to match its mid-weight personality. I love the transparent energy here." - Antonio Galloni (December 2023)