Turley Pesenti Zinfandel 2018  Front Label
Turley Pesenti Zinfandel 2018  Front Label

Turley Pesenti Zinfandel 2018

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Winemaker Notes

Vibrant and always distinctive, the Pesenti Zinfandel makes its spring lineup

debut! Fragrant red fruits, black raspberry, chalk dust, piquant spices and wild

flowers all flourish on the nose. Lush yet linear on the palate, with fresh, lively

acidity and profound depth. Intensely pleasurable now, and will age well.

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and gregarious aromas of warm peaches and apricots with loads of perfumed berry fruits and accents of licorice, bergamot, dried leaves and earth. The medium-bodied palate is silky and concentrated, packed with perfumed fruits and laced with bursts of freshness, and it finishes long and nuanced.

WS 93
Wine Spectator
A gutsy Zin, with personality to spare, offering lively raspberry, smoky pepper, licorice and sage flavors that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2028.
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Turley Wine Cellars, California
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Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and makes forty-seven wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.

All of Turley’s vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and the winery uses all natural yeasts in the fermentations.

Turley aims to be stewards of some of California’s most distinctive vineyards, producing authentic wines that reflect their heritage.

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Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.

Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.

This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.

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Unapologetically bold, spice-driven and jammy, Zinfandel has secured it’s title as the darling of California vintners by adapting well to the states’ diverse microclimates and landscapes. Born in Croatia, it later made its way to southern Italy where it was named Primitivo. Fortunately, the imperial nursery of Vienna catalogued specimens of the vine, which sourced a journey to New England in 1829. Parading the true American spirit, Zinfandel found a new home in California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Somm Secret—California's ancient vines of Zinfandel are those that survived the neglect of Prohibition; today these vines produce the most concentrated, ethereal and complex examples.

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