Turley "Rinaldi" Zinfandel 2018 (Amador County, California) 750 ml - [VM 92-94] [WA 91]

Turley "Rinaldi" Zinfandel 2018
(Amador County, California) 750 ml - [VM 92-94] [WA 91]

Regular price $55.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $5.03

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About the Vineyard: 

A very recent addition to Turley’s Amador County single vineyard bottlings, Rinaldi is one of the most significant ancient vineyards in the Sierra Foothills. Known to many historically as the Eschen vineyard, there are still a few remaining vines from the original planting in the 1860’s; the bulk of our block dates from 1910. At 2000 feet of elevation and located in the Fiddletown AVA, the wine is generally more blue-fruited than what you find in nearby Shenandoah Valley.

Technical Information: 

AVA: Amador
Sub-AVA: Shenandoah Valley
Soil: Granitic, Volcanic
Elevation: 2,000ft
Plantings: 1860s, 1910
Varieties: Zinfandel, limited interplantings of Mission
Viticulture: Head-trained, dryfarmed, 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: 2014
Alcohol: 15.6%
Serving Temp: 55-60ºF
Release: Fall 2020

Tasting Notes:

Century-old dry-farmed vines located 2000’ up in granite soils of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Multi-faceted and primarily redfruited, as is widely the case in Amador. Mulling spice, star anise, cranberry, orange rind, savory; the ultimate autumnal wine. Presence and weight on the palate without heaviness; solidly medium-bodied, and classic fine-grained granitic tannins. Very drinkable on its own now at 55°-60°F, or would be lovely paired with roast chicken or duck.


Ratings & Reviews

92-94 Points - Vinous:
"The 2018 Zinfandel Rinaldi Vineyard is laced with exotic floral notes of mint, blood orange and spice, alongside stunning aromatic nuance and ethereal grace. This beautifully lifted wine shows striking presence and long persistence. A Zinfandel of precision and class, the Rinaldi is positively stellar." -AG (9/19)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium ruby, the 2018 Zinfandel Rinaldi Vineyard has delicate scents of potpourri, crushed red berries, licorice and earth. The palate is medium-bodied and soft with spicy flavor layers, bright freshness and a long, lifted finish. A very delicate, ethereal style this vintage." -Erin Brooks, Aug 2020