Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2021 (California) - [WA 93] [VM 91]
Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2021 (California) - [WA 93] [VM 91]
Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2021 (California) - [WA 93] [VM 91]

Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2021
(California) - [WA 93] [VM 91]


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About the Winery:
Turley Wine Cellars was founded in Napa Valley by former emergency room physician Larry Turley in 1993. Under the direction of winemaker Tegan Passalacqua, Turley now makes 50 different wines from over 50 vineyards across California, primarily Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, with many vines dating back to the late 1800s. By farming organically and focusing on old vine vineyards of these varieties, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.

Notes from the Winemaker:
Old Vines is composed of a variety of old sites from California that are either too small to be made into a vineyard designate wine or are “new” to the Turley family (and way of farming). Vines are anywhere from 41 to 129 years old, and a true representation of California old vine Zinfandel, hailing from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador and Paso Robles.

  • AVA: California

  • Number of Vineyards: 20+

  • Counties Represented: 8

  • Age of Vines: 50-130 years

  • Varieties: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Mataro, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault

  • Fermentation: Native yeast

  • Barrels: 90% used oak, 10% new; 80% French oak, 20% American

  • Aging: 12 months in barrel

  • Bottled unfined

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Advocate: 
"The 2021 Zinfandel Old Vines has a medium ruby color and plush red and black cherries on the nose with accents of mushrooms, forest floor, savory spices and mint. The full-bodied palate is grainy and refreshing with generous berry fruit and a long, spicy finish. It's similar to the Juvenile with a bit more oomph, and it's just as easy to drink." - Erin Brooks (Jun 2023)

91 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Zinfandel Old Vines offers terrific brightness and energy. Crushed red/purplish berry fruit, mint and white pepper lend notable energy and freshness throughout. This is a fabulous introduction to the vintage at Turley." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2023)