Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2000


SKU C0358


Old Vines 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 we bring them up to speed as far as our 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.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Brand Turley
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2000 Zinfandel Old Vines (1,100 cases) reveals a macerated, sweet jammy cherry-scented bouquet, loads of glycerin, and soft, low acid, plum/prune flavors displaying hints of balsam wood and pepper. It is a luscious Zin to enjoy over the next 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, August 2002
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorWell-balanced, with ripe, supple cherry, strawberry jam and cedary-spicy nuances. Best now, though it has enough backbone for short-term cellaring. Drink now.

James Laube, June 15, 2002