Zinfandel, Juvenile, Turley (2016)
Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Turley Juvenile Zinfandel is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. We tag the vine when we replant it so as not to mix the brand new vine with its much older neighbors, then pick these young vines separately and make a distinct wine. The vines that make up Juvenile range in age from about 6-25 years, and we pull from 18 of our best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks, and Kirschenmann. The 2016 is exemplary, exhibiting the fantastic year across the board: open and expressive, juicy red and blue fruits, and succulent spices like white pepper, proving itself once again as a classic California Zinfandel.