Turley Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

$69.99

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."

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Ratings on Delectable

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

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

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