It’s been one of the longest-certified organic vineyards in Napa Valley, thus we all feel comfortable and grateful to be able to walk amongst the vines. Loads of fruit and earth on the nose, along with dried flowers, cedar and tobacco, reminiscent of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other wines of the southern Rhône. Planted in 1989 on the volcanic and alluvial soils found in northern Napa Valley, this vineyard forms the eastern border of the Turley estate and is framed on two sides by ancient, majestic oak trees. Planted on loam and various gravel soils, the Whitney Tennessee vineyard—named for one of Larry’s four daughters—is a mixed planting as well, with small amounts of Petite Syrah and Carignane vines throughout. Created with Sketch. Officially in the newest cool-kid AVA of Moon Mountain, the Fredricks Vineyard is a genuine rarity: old vine concentration and complexity coupled with mountainside structure and tannin. Smooth, lithe texture and long finish. This is a layered, complex wine, owing perhaps to the small amounts of Petite Syrah and Alicante Bouschet that are also found in our organically-farmed block of Bedrock. These younger mixed vines are blended with fruit from the neighboring Casa Nuestra vineyard, one of the other longest-certified organic properties in Napa…besides us! For all the profundity and power of the aromas, the wine itself is nimble and lithe on the palate, with a long, lingering finish. This head-trained, own-rooted vineyard is within the Clements Hills AVA, which has more varied topography than the rest of Lodi; thus, while most vineyards in the region were furrow irrigated, the rolling hills of iron-rich clay and volcanic soil in Dogtown have been dry-farmed from the start. Located just off Alexander Valley Road in Sonoma, the wine was a part of the Old Vines blend until it was ready to make its debut with this stellar vintage! Since then, we’ve made just a few cases every other year, and its popularity remains high. Users have rated this wine 3.5 out of 5 stars. Jay Heminway planted the vineyard with the help of his daughter’s Montessori teacher, Alice Waters. These ungrafted, head-trained vines are planted on very steep limestone slopes. Vineyard 101 was the first old-vine vineyard Larry purchased, and it is the longest-running estate bottling we’ve ever made. Savory Provencal herbs, rosemary, mint and dark flowers on the Nebbiolo-like nose. -- Antonio Galloni" The Wine 2015 “Judge Bell” Zinfandel, Amador County. Enticing white Burgundy-esque nose of citrus blossoms, white stones, and lemon curd. Harking from own-rooted vines planted in 1907, the wine shows quintessential Amador granitic tannins & briary fruits. Located above the town of Philo and only 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, it is the northernmost, coolest site from which we’ve ever made wine. The Salvador feels like truly old-school California, reminiscent of what wine might’ve tasted like when it was first made from these vines well over 120 years ago! Dynamic and layered on the palate, with a plethora of fresh fruits, spices,and tons of personality; this is an exceptional food pairing wine. Thanks to the fortuitous acquisition of the old-vine Steacy vineyard, the Turley Old Vines has never been better. Shows especially well when served at cellar temperature, about 55-65°F. Purple fruits, crème de cassis, cocoa powder and clove on the nose, coupled with India ink, game and dusty gravel on the palate. Finding old vineyards is rare enough, but ancient hillside head-trained vines located 900 feet up? The nose pulls you in with aromas of peach fuzz, purple flowers and dark berry fruits. In 2018, there is even a tiny amount of Viognier from our Estate Vineyard in Napa co-fermented with the Roussanne! Located in Sonoma County, this vineyard is nearly hidden in downtown Santa Rosa. Though a recent addition to the Turley family, Sauvignon Blanc was one of the first wines ever made from the Turley Estate in 1993. Lithely textured with pure precision and tons of energy on the palate. Can decant or lay down, though does not require either; serve at 55-65ºF. Drinking exceptionally well now at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF), no need to decant! Primarily Zinfandel, we use a small amount of Petite Syrah as well, resulting in a truly powerful, dense and wild wine, long on flavor. The palate is a great deal more powerful than the nose would have you believe; resplendent with dark fruits, black pepper and savory smoked spices, topped off by smooth, well-integrated tannins. This wine is, quite simply, delicious. This small, estate-owned, pre-Prohibition vineyard was purchased by the winery in 2009, and we’ve been slowly but surely repairing the soils through organic methods until the wine was ready to make its debut, six years later. Planted between 1880 and 1920 directly behind the St. Helena Public Library, the vineyard is very varietally diverse. Located closer to the sea than any other site we work with, you can smell the salt air from the top of the hill. The 2016 Hayne Zinfandel is striking in its elegance. Turley fared well in The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. The 2017 has extraordinary depth on the nose, with layers of myriad ripe berries, dried herbs, blue slate, savory roast meats, and rose petals. Rattlesnake Ridge is an estate-owned and certified organic vineyard. Jewel-like, multi-faceted red fruits on the nose, interspersed with white flowers and dried herbs. Like our other vineyards in the area, Dusi is on the west side of Paso Robles. Rip it & sip it, it’s ready to drink! This certified organic estate-owned vineyard was planted in the 1920s on primarily limestone soil. 2016 “Hayne Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. Lovely, lively acidity up front, refined and delicate on the mid-palate, then swiftly followed by immense structure, depth, and power through the finish. The rolling hills are composed of clay and volcanic soils, and vine yields are consistently the lowest of all our vineyards. Turley wines are available via the mailing list and periodically at retail. 2015 “Pesenti Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Paso Robles. Dense, graceful, and impeccably well-integrated, the Hayne Petite Syrah from 2016 is a wine for the ages. Salvador Vineyard in Contra Costa County was a paragon of old vine Zinfandel. The wine is a classic Napa Valley Petite Syrah: dark and brooding on the nose, bright and vibrant on the palate. The Library Vineyard is one of the most unique vineyards in California. Winemaker Tegan Passalacqua in the 113-year-old Steacy Vineyard. Savory herbs reminiscent of the Northern Rhône, and medium-plus tannin that round out the wine nicely as a whole; it’s easy to see why these varieties succeed so well in Paso Robles. Citrus flowers and zest, purple fruits, and smoked peppers on the nose; imagine all the scents of an exotic dinner party under the stars, with food cooked over an open fire, and you’d get close. Grown by Jay Heminway, the vines benefit from the moderating climate above Lake Hennessey. This wine is pure, organically-farmed, single-vineyard estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon—not a statement that can be made by many! The 2019 Cinsault has the unique depth and complexity that can only be found in a wine from truly ancient vines. In 2016, it has some of the best freshness and acidity we’ve ever seen in this wine, as well as a deeply satiating spice and luscious, succulent fruit. We recommend decanting or laying down for a spell to enhance the enchantment this queen of a wine offers. The high pH of the soil makes for a very high acid wine, elevating the ripe fruit flavors from this historic certified organic vineyard. Lush, lovely, and the best wine made in Lodi according to our winemaker, one Mr. Tegan Passalacqua! This is a serious white wine, the likes of which you can’t find anywhere else! Thoroughly enjoyable now, and will be for years to come. We tag the younger vines then pick them separately and make a distinct wine. Head-trained, dry-farmed and planted in limestone, the wines are dark, smooth, dense and classic Petite Syrah. Lifted aromatics of spiced cherry, pomegranate, peach, and light nougat. The full gamut of fruits, blood orange, garrigue, wildly perfumed; the time to try Amador wine is NOW. Hailing from 29 vineyards in 11 different counties across our beautiful Golden State, Turley Juvenile sets the standard for classic California Zinfandel. ), ruby at the rim but nearly black at the core. Juvenile vines range in age from about 6-25 years, and we pull from a selection of our best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks, and Kirschenmann. This wine is an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area. The 2017 Old Vines smells like one of my all-time favorite, most vivid summer memories: picking the blackberry bushes that line our Estate vineyard in St. Helena in the late afternoon. Now, 98 years later, the vines are still kicking in the gumption-riddled tradition of their creator. Near the top of Moon Mountain on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas range lies this jewel of an old vine, dry farmed Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Similar wines usually cost 66% more. Well balanced. The palate shows some extra oomph, thanks to the structured fine-grained granitic tannins and a pleasant weightiness. The darker, more plush cousin to the Pesenti Zinfandel. 2015 “Ueberroth Vineyard” Zinfandel, Paso Robles. We are beyond thrilled to be working with this vineyard. 2016 “The White Coat” White Wine, California. Located closer to the sea than any other site we work with, you can smell the salt air from the top of the hill. On a clear day you can see San Francisco; though those are few and far between, and thus this vineyard sees plenty of fog from the bay. The grapes are sourced from vineyards including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks and Kirschenmann. The roots are free to roam deeply as the soil is solid sand for 40 feet down. Critics have scored this wine 88 points. The palate confirmed as much with the sweet/tart fruit up front and dark coffee and cocoa powder on the finish. Winemaker's Notes: Turley’s Zinfandel Juvenile Vineyard is an assemblage of bits and pieces from different parcels, but overall from the younger vine portion of the multiple terroirs they exploit. 2016 Turley “Dragon Vineyard” Zinfandel, Howell Mountain. A bit more chutzpah than years previous, with a long, gravelly finish and just a touch of salt air. The Bechthold Vineyard vines are gnarly, head-trained and dry-farmed in deep, sandy soils. I very much like the energy here. Step back in time with this wine, hailing from 110-year-old ungrafted vines. Black plum, black cherry, graphite, cocoa, freshly turned earth, petrichor, ink, and gravel dust. The wine has a refined yet approachable palate presence, complemented by plenty of lift from the calcareous Pesenti soils, carrying through to a long, invigorating finish. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature, about 55-65°F. The palate is an exercise in perfectly structured elegance: lush & smooth at first, and—with the best natural acidity of any other vineyard in Lodi—a texture that downright vibrates, all the way through to the finish. When we first planted the Dragon Vineyard, the fact that Howell Mountain is hallowed ground for Cabernet Sauvignon did not escape us. Turley's 2015 Zinfandel Juvenile is pretty soft in this vintage, with generous red fruit, sweet tobacco, cedar and mint. 2015 “Whitney Tennessee” Zinfandel, Alexander Valley. The Zinfandel vines are interspersed with Palomino & Golden Chasselas, and planted on a cool sloping site with large rocks scattered throughout the warm Franciscan soils. Our most well-balanced, refreshing, and satiating White Coat to date. Harking from own-rooted vines planted in 1907, the wine shows quintessential Amador granitic tannins & briary fruits. The 2016 Bedrock is a shining illustration of a stylish Sonoma Zinfandel, complete with characteristic dark blue fruits, freshly-turned wet earth, and graphite. Blue and red fruits, graphite, pomegranate, and piercing purple flowers, with a touch of savory roast meats à la Côte Rôtie. The first vintage was 2011. Mouth-watering acidity and Grenache-like tannins make this reminiscent of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. However, there has been a lowering of demand over the past year.A diverse array of wines are made by this producer including t ... Stores and prices for 'Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel, ... ' | tasting notes, market data, prices and stores in USA. The tiny production was offered to a group of select restaurants, and it sold out in a matter of hours. It’s fermented using only natural yeasts and aged in 100% used French oak. 2018 Vintage Spring Release Tasting Notes, 2016 Vintage Spring Release Tasting Notes. Enjoyable now with a quick decanting! Planted in 1885, Ueberroth is the oldest of our Zinfandel vineyards. Though it’s picked late in the season, Zampatti’s acidity is one of the naturally highest of all the wines we make. (Fun fact: during this tasting, we learned that the humble boysenberry also calls Napa home, thanks to Rudolph Boysen in the early 20th century!) 2016 Turley “Buck Cobb Vineyard” Zinfandel, Amador County. The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel. A quintessential Napa Valley field blend red: dark, rich fruits on the nose with earth, cinnamon, blue fruits and graphite. Back to the classic. The property has been in the same family since 1876, and the head-trained, dry-farmed Zinfandel vines, planted in 1902 and 1903, produce wines of power and elegance. Deep black, sappy, intense fruits, predominately cassis and plum alongside Indian ink and crushed white stone. This vineyard is head-trained, planted in red volcanic soil.On a clear day you can see San Francisco; though those are few and far between, and thus this vineyard sees plenty of fog from the bay. Deeply fragrant dark purple fruits, ground Provençal herbs, and lavender abound on the nose. In 2016, we see the first touch of relief from the drought, evident in the more delicate notes of white pepper, floral fruits, and nearly a Burgundy-esque lift on the nose. Palate is dense, packed with more spice and dark plums, graphite, roasted meats, and dusty earth. Tom Lee has been buying, collecting and consuming wine since the early 1990's. Old Vines is composed of a variety of old sites from California that are either too small to be made into a vineyard designate wine or are “new” to the Turley family (and way of farming). A true Napa Valley classic, and kissing cousins with the Cedarman and other Howell Mountain wines in texture & character. Exquisitely aromatic, with white flowers, ripe stone fruit, and crushed minerals on the nose. The wine was made exclusively by Karly for the past 30 years and we are beyond excited to be able to share Sadie’s moxie with you today. Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. Given that old vine vineyards (and their yields) have been on the decline for quite some time, and with 2014’s woefully small Old Vines harvest fresh in our mind, our intrepid winemaker Tegan Passalacqua set out on a mission to discover a “new” old vine vineyard. Located in Sonoma County, this vineyard is nearly hidden in downtown Santa Rosa, in the newly-created Fountaingrove AVA. The Dusi vineyard was planted by Dante Dusi in 1945 and it is farmed by his family to this day. Hailing from 1888 and owned by Joel Peterson (founder of Ravenswood) and his son Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Co., the Bedrock Vineyard is truly an iconic site. Traces of walnut shell, earth and mint leaf round out the nose of this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Sun, warm rocks, white pepper, straw, and tons of white peach and nectarine on the long finish. (Turley 'Juvenile' Zinfandel 2017) ... "Vibrant and zesty, with lively cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by smoky sage and peppery licorice notes. Perfume, gravel, rose petals and waxed plum on the nose. Tons of vibrant, ripe red fruits on the nose, with an uplifting hint of the chalky soils; like eating your favorite afterschool raspberry jam snack while there’s still chalk dust on your fingers. Delicious, immensely appealing Zinfandel. For the formerly uninitiated, Casa Nuestra is nearly adjacent to the Turley Estate property in Napa Valley, just across the nearby Napa River. 2016 “Library Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. 2017 “Library Vineyard” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. Above St. Helena on the north-eastern ridge of Napa Valley, the Petite Syrah from Rattlesnake Ridge Vineyard is another fantastic expression of Howell Mountain. The wines are plush without being heavy, and have a deeply satisfying texture and structure found only in mountain vineyards. The palate is firmly medium-bodied with a little added density on the finish, and flavorful, long-lived tannins that carry those aromas and images through to the end. We absolutely adore this wine, and hope you will, too. Juicy mouth-watering acidity with an elegant, nimble texture on the palate, and a well-structured and thoroughly refreshing finish. Give it some time in the cellar or decant for maximum enjoyment. Give it a vigorous decant, or it will be all the more stellar after some time in your cellar. Plenty of fine-grained, well-integrated tannins make for a deeply pleasing texture and long finish. The wines are balanced, aromatic, bright and beautiful. As a result, the acidity and mineral-laden tannins play greater roles without sacrificing the satiating balance and weight that can only come from these archaic, deeply-rooted vines. Head-trained, dry-farmed and planted in limestone, the wines are dark, smooth, dense and classic Petite Syrah. These ancient, ungrafted vines in sandy soils make for some of the suavest tannins and most elongated finishes around. This vineyard is special to all of us here at the winery; right in our backyard, it’s what we see every day at work (and from the family home!). We select a few of our Zinfandel vines to pick early (at 19 brix) to make this vivid, dry, delightful rosé. The palate is vast and satiating; concentrated purple fruits in conjunction with the healthy Howell Mountain tannin makes for an intense, multi-layered wine that will age indefinitely. 2017 “Heminway Vineyard” Zinfandel, Napa Valley. Grape: Zinfandel Tasting Notes: Juicy, Red Berry, Blue Plum, White Pepper Most Turley's wines are single vineyard designates, however, Juvenile is composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of the old vine sites. Decanting will add an extra dimension of delight. Lithely textured with pure precision and tons of energy on the palate. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF). The vineyard was originally planted in the 1880s, though our block is primarily from the 1970s. Cranberry, pomegranate, pie crust and baking spices abound on the deeply fragrant nose. With its unrivaled balance and depth, it’s easy to see why the Hayne reigns supreme. The rich, textured Roussanne from Rattlesnake Ridge on Howell Mountain in Napa is moderated by acidity and structure provided by the Grenache Blanc grown in the calcareous soils of the Pesenti Vineyard in Paso Robles. Though the blend has changed over the years, The White Coat (named for Larry’s past as an Emergency Room physician) is composed of white Rhône grapes from three of our Estate vineyards across California. This is such a pretty wine. Always refined, always delicious, never enough to go around! Let it be truly old, but healthy; silky, yet concentrated; and have beautiful, succulent fruit, without compromising on tannin & texture. Chocolate, orange bitters, mint, dark flowers—like a freshly-split Terry’s chocolate orange. Located just a few miles northwest of Pesenti, you can smell the Pacific Ocean air from the top of the vineyard hill. We have both the age of the vines and the cool climate of the site to thank for the wine’s vivacious acidity on the palate, as well as the fine-grained texture and juicy, almost saline and deeply flavorful fruit. Planted in 1944, the Dogtown Vineyard is farmed by Turley Wine Cellars. Though more structured on the palate than the Estate, the tannins themselves are elegant and silky, for an overall satisfyingly refined texture. Very limited Turley 2018 Juvenile Zinfandel.New release! Pure precision. The palate veers more towards blue & black fruits with the distinctively racy acidity and silky tannins that can only come from these ancient, sandy soils. Broad shouldered yet lithe and focused, like an Olympic swimmer. Everything old is new again, and this wine is no exception. 2017 “Zampatti Vineyard” Zinfandel, Sonoma County. The vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, planted in soil that is mostly alluvial with some very large rocks. The Kirschenmann is particularly close to our hearts as our winemaker, Tegan Passalacqua, owns and farms this vineyard. Downright delicious straight out of the gate, but all that old-vine intensity and structure along with the fruit’s bracing acidity means this wine will age excellently, if you’re so inclined. Drinking very well right out of the gate! The wine has an intricate nose of dusty herbs, exotic spices, and red jeweled fruits, along with a touch of Palo Santo. The texture further tells the story of the Sierra Foothills, once the epicenter of California’s Gold Rush, with its highly-polished, fine-grained mountain tannins. 2016 Turley “Estate” Petite Syrah, Napa Valley. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF) and will age well. They’re also ungrafted, meaning they remain on their original vitis vinifera roots that were first planted 135 years ago, a phenomenon nearly impossible to replicate today. The palate is dense and chewy, with more dark fruits and loads of spice; a bold, deeply flavorful, and satisfying wine. 2016 “Ueberroth Vineyard” Zinfandel, Paso Robles. Otty Hayne planted the Hayne Petite Syrah in 1953 while he was home from college visiting his grandfather. A serious steal, the Cedarman is exemplary in 2018. All head-trained, dry-farmed and organic, this Petite Syrah vineyard is one of the most exceptional sites in California. *Smart Buys* (TF) (6/2019) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The palate is rife with bright red fruits and vibrant acidity, and distinctively suave tannins. Definitely an age-worthy wine that will benefit from decanting when you deign to enjoy! 2016 Turley “Estate” Zinfandel, Napa Valley. The vines that make up Juvenile range in … Dense yet elegantly textured with polished tannins and a long, savory finish. Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our property in Amador, the Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to “Buck” Cobb from whom we purchased the vineyard and the Karly property in Amador. With its unrivaled balance and depth, it’s easy to see why the Hayne reigns supreme. This wine is an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area. Ready to drink now and will age nicely thanks to the immense power & structure inherent to this wine. Black tea, mint, chocolate, cherry and a hint of citrus. As always, the Zampatti lures you in with enticing aromas of pure red and blue fruits; this year’s version, a touch darker and denser, has a hint of game as well. There’s a reason the word “more” popped up six separate times in our original tasting note of this wine—the Rattlesnake truly goes above & beyond. 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