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2014 Turley Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel

ITEM 8111363 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
ricku $25 $25
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8111363 1 $25 Feb 13, 2022
I8105140 1 $25 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...shows Southern Rhône-like kirsch liqueur, strawberries, and an elegant medium to full-bodied style with plenty of fresh red, blue and darker fruits.

89-92Vinous / IWC

Dried rose petal, crushed flowers, mint and savory herbs lift from the 2014 Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard.

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.

WINEMAKER