Wine Advocate 92 points!
Turley Zinfandel Old Vines is a precious treat for Zin lovers from one of the true masters of old-vine Zinfandel.
"Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2017 Zinfandel Old Vines features exotic spice accents over a core of blueberry and boysenberry compote, crushed black cherries and berries with notes of cinnamon stick and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of spicy black and blue fruits in the mouth with firm, ripe tannins to frame and juicy acidity, finishing long and very spicy. 12,000 cases produced. Drink 2019-2025."-Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate, 92 points!
Turley Old Vines Zin 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.) While the winery brings them up to speed as far as its rigorous farming practices go, in the mean time they make up the Old Vines blend. The average age of the vines in these 18 vineyards is about 80 years old, and they hail from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador, and Paso Robles.
Enjoy Turley Old Vines Zinfandel with lamb chops, roast pork, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.