96 points Very limited new Turley Zin release. 93 Points Robert Parker: "From a site Turley owns in Paso Robles, the 2016 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard exhibits a boisterous, fruit-driven bouquet of ripe raspberries, cherries and kirsch. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and generous, with tangy acids and fine structuring tannins largely concealed in a sweet core of fruit, tangy acids, light structuring tannins asserting themselves on the back end. It's one of the most charming and immediate of this year's single-vineyard bottlings... ...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."
Ruby. Turley delivers. Raisins. Pepper. Spice. Jammy.
Ruby. Turley delivers. Raisins. Pepper. Spice. Jammy.8.9
Jason and Jennie
Man this is good. What a great vintage for pesenti. Definitely like this more than the 2015.
Man this is good. What a great vintage for pesenti. Definitely like this more than the 2015.9.4