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2016 Turley Old Vines Zinfandel

ITEM 8097357 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jawak 2 $25 $50
5 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8099676 3 $25 Jan 30, 2022
I8097357 2 $25 Jan 23, 2022
I8011314 2 $30 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Offers supple and plump fruit, with zesty yet polished black cherry, licorice and toasty spice flavors that glide along the finish.

PRODUCER

Turley

Turley Wine Cellars has wineries in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley, and in Templeton, in the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars is known for robust and well-rated Zinfandels. Turley is the brother of Helen Turley, one of California’s most legendary winemakers, and she consulted for him until the mid-1990s. Now the winemaker is Tegan Passalacqua, who worked under legendary Ehren Jordan before Jordan left for other pursuits. Turley has a talent for finding young winemakers on the verge of fame. He also gave Thomas Rivers Brown his first job. Larry Turley co-founded Frog’s Leap Winery in 1981 but sold his interest in Frog’s Leap to start his own estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Larry Turley “the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist…he built Turley Wine Cellars into a showcase for the fruit, power and intensity of Zinfandel.” There are generally waits of several years to get on the mailing list to acquire Turley Zinfandels.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.