Turley Juvenile California Zinfandel 2013

$49.99

Very limited Turley Zinfandel.94 Points Robert Parker: "A killer Zinfandel, the 2013 Zinfandel Juvenile is a blend from younger vines replanted on old-vine sites. For the statisticians, this wine is made from Zinfandel vines ranging from six to 25 years of age across 15 different vineyards, including such hallowed Zin terroir as Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, and Vineyard 101. This is a stunning example that shouldn’t be discounted just because it is not a single-vineyard wine. Deep ruby/purple, with oodles of black cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some pepper and spice, the wine is plump, full-bodied, sexy and delicious. Sporting 15.5% natural alcohol, this is a lusty, extroverted Zinfandel that has been brilliantly put together by the Turley winemaking crew. Drink it over the next 4-5 years." The Zinfandel lots from the youngest vines (around 25 years) are put into a general blend called Juvenile. This is always one of the least expensive and delicious offerings. The 2011 Zinfandel Juvenile offers good berry fruit, pepper, and spice as well as medium body, and no hard edges. This seductive Zin can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.  

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Raisin Wine. But not in a terrible way.

Raisin Wine. But not in a terrible way.

8.7

Scott Vignos

2013 Juvenile Zin. Blended from 15 vineyards, but nothing over 25 years old. Big, raspberry, currant, cinnamon aromas. Taste is more restrained with currant, blackfruit, and a mineral edge. Tastes cooler than its 15.4% self.

2013 Juvenile Zin. Blended from 15 vineyards, but nothing over 25 years old. Big, raspberry, currant, cinnamon aromas. Taste is more restrained with currant, blackfruit, and a mineral edge. Tastes cooler than its 15.4% self.

9.1

Adam Bailey

Turley's 2013 "Juvenile" Zinfadel, drawn from grapes from new vines all over California and blended to create an easy going Zin that feels big right of the bat with intense fruit, black pepper and bit of herbs, but calms quickly without too many tannins. Mild smokiness; decant and wait a bit.

Turley's 2013 "Juvenile" Zinfadel, drawn from grapes from new vines all over California and blended to create an easy going Zin that feels big right of the bat with intense fruit, black pepper and bit of herbs, but calms quickly without too many tannins. Mild smokiness; decant and wait a bit.

8.8

Oniqueh Giles Delectable Pro

A nose that reminds me of burning marshmallows! Jammy red fruit on the palate.

A nose that reminds me of burning marshmallows! Jammy red fruit on the palate.

9.0

Matt Austin Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

Great as always. One of the best values out there.

Great as always. One of the best values out there.

9.1

Dan Thomas Delectable Pro

the 2013s are rocking. A lot of wine with great balance.

the 2013s are rocking. A lot of wine with great balance.

9.1

John Jansma Delectable Pro

New wine maker, a decent Cali zin. Make sure you don't pay too much.

New wine maker, a decent Cali zin. Make sure you don't pay too much.

8.6

Roger Cabrera Delectable Pro

I hate the word, but I guess I'll use it - jammy. The EXTREME alcohol level here implies some sweetness. Boysenberry, smoky pepper, and licorice with fantastic acidity and structure that'll keep it going for years.

I hate the word, but I guess I'll use it - jammy. The EXTREME alcohol level here implies some sweetness. Boysenberry, smoky pepper, and licorice with fantastic acidity and structure that'll keep it going for years.

9.0

Matthew Marcino Delectable Pro

I really enjoy this BIRTHDAY bottle

I really enjoy this BIRTHDAY bottle

8.9

Sofia Horvath Delectable Pro

Wanted to try the old vines but they were out. :/

Wanted to try the old vines but they were out. :/

8.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.