Turley Old Vines California Zinfandel 2018

$34.99

Very limited Turley Zinfandel. previous vintage 92 Points Robert Parker:  "Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the Turley Zinfandel Old Vines features exotic spice accents over a core of blueberry and boysenberry compote, crushed black cherries and berries with notes of cinnamon stick and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of spicy black and blue fruits in the mouth with firm, ripe tannins to frame and juicy acidity, finishing long and very spicy. 91 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Zinfandel Old Vines is rich, ample and fleshy. The heat of the year gave the Old Vines a little extra kick. Dried cherry, licorice and spice add an exotic flair to this super-expressive wine loaded with class and pedigree. " ...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."

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Turley’s 2018 Zinfandel Old Vines is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Sweet dark cherry, new leather, spice, menthol, licorice and red flower all open up effortlessly. Medium in body yet fleshy and wonderfully deep, the 2018 is absolutely delicious. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019)

Turley’s 2018 Zinfandel Old Vines is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Sweet dark cherry, new leather, spice, menthol, licorice and red flower all open up effortlessly. Medium in body yet fleshy and wonderfully deep, the 2018 is absolutely delicious. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019)

9.0

Bob Eisenbach

Very ripe with sweet fruit.

Very ripe with sweet fruit.

9.2

Henry Fuseler

3/2021. Nice Zin. Full bodied smooth with medium spice. Nice finish. Hall’s Chophouse

3/2021. Nice Zin. Full bodied smooth with medium spice. Nice finish. Hall’s Chophouse

9.0

Vanessa

Full-bodied Zinfandel. Juicy, concentrated, ripe red and black fruit such as candied blackberry, black cherry, strawberry, also cedar, vanilla, oak, dill, black pepper. Goes well with a winter barbecue. Turley, California Zinfandel, Old Vines. Vintage 2018. ABV 15.2%.

Full-bodied Zinfandel. Juicy, concentrated, ripe red and black fruit such as candied blackberry, black cherry, strawberry, also cedar, vanilla, oak, dill, black pepper. Goes well with a winter barbecue. Turley, California Zinfandel, Old Vines. Vintage 2018. ABV 15.2%.

9.0

Chris Gillespie

A solid old vines, young and fruit forward, should have decanted more hours! Oh well still solid big zin.

A solid old vines, young and fruit forward, should have decanted more hours! Oh well still solid big zin.

8.8

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