Turley Old Vines California Zinfandel 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Austin Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

One of the better vintages of the old vines.

One of the better vintages of the old vines.

9.2

Brian Tuite Delectable Pro

Solid!

Solid!

9.2

Andrew S Delectable Pro

Lots of flavor.

Lots of flavor.

9.2

Brian Tuite Delectable Pro

As the UPS truck rolls down the driveway.

As the UPS truck rolls down the driveway.

Bruce Dunbar

One of two ‘entry level’ zins from Turley, who I think is the best in the business with Zinfandel. As always, this is a blend of small but excellent vineyards with vines put to 130 years old. The nose is almost overwhelming right out of the bottle, full of dark berry, plum and violet. It’s levels by nice acidity and mellow tannins with some mineral flavors creeping in as it aired. A staple in my cellar.

One of two ‘entry level’ zins from Turley, who I think is the best in the business with Zinfandel. As always, this is a blend of small but excellent vineyards with vines put to 130 years old. The nose is almost overwhelming right out of the bottle, full of dark berry, plum and violet. It’s levels by nice acidity and mellow tannins with some mineral flavors creeping in as it aired. A staple in my cellar.

9.0

JJ Lumia

Big, bold, beautiful. Lush blackberry fruit, slightly plummy. Briary. Finish is rich, long, and creamy. And hot. You can feel the alcohol (15.5%!!!) but it’s not off-putting.

Big, bold, beautiful. Lush blackberry fruit, slightly plummy. Briary. Finish is rich, long, and creamy. And hot. You can feel the alcohol (15.5%!!!) but it’s not off-putting.

9.2

Trent Fletcher

I don’t buy much Turley and have not for a couple of years but this brings me back. As “simple” as this may be, it’s terrific and a wonderful QPR. Next offer, I’m buying.

I don’t buy much Turley and have not for a couple of years but this brings me back. As “simple” as this may be, it’s terrific and a wonderful QPR. Next offer, I’m buying.

9.2

Tegan Marriott

I bought this for my sister's birthday & I was happy she shared a taste with me. I would love to try the dogtown, the whitecoat or the amadeo. But I live in Vermont & I doubt I'll find any of those for sale up here.

I bought this for my sister's birthday & I was happy she shared a taste with me. I would love to try the dogtown, the whitecoat or the amadeo. But I live in Vermont & I doubt I'll find any of those for sale up here.

9.2

JJ Lumia

Blackberry compote with some plum and vanilla flavors. Lush and full-bodied. It starts out with a bang but settles in nicely with a long, creamy finish. It’s Turley. Of course it’s going to be good.

Blackberry compote with some plum and vanilla flavors. Lush and full-bodied. It starts out with a bang but settles in nicely with a long, creamy finish. It’s Turley. Of course it’s going to be good.

9.1

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Alcohol is a bit high, at 15.5%, but that wasn’t an issue when we paired this with Jamaican jerk chicken. Delicious.

Alcohol is a bit high, at 15.5%, but that wasn’t an issue when we paired this with Jamaican jerk chicken. Delicious.

9.1

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

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    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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