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Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Juvenile California 2016

Member Review by RandyFisher:

The typical jamminess has resolved into tart blackberry with a peppery mid palate with some mouth coating tannin on a very long finish.

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Turley:
Turley is a winery that focuses on small production “Big Red” wines from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, based in St. Helena in the Napa Valley, California. The winery is a family operation helmed brother and sister duo Larry and Helen Turley, founded in 1993. Their prestigious wines are in constantly high demand, and their private wine club has a two-year waiting list. The w... Read more
Turley is a winery that focuses on small production “Big Red” wines from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, based in St. Helena in the Napa Valley, California. The winery is a family operation helmed brother and sister duo Larry and Helen Turley, founded in 1993. Their prestigious wines are in constantly high demand, and their private wine club has a two-year waiting list. The wines are produced from several vineyards, with vines dating back to the 1800s. Each terroir lends its own character to the wines, and they are given separate labels according to location each vintage. The vineyards are located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Lodi, Howell Mountain and Contra Costa.  Read less

Member Reviews for Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Juvenile California

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,743
4.00 5
Vintage: 2014 03/10/2018

The typical jamminess has resolved into tart blackberry with a peppery mid palate with some mouth coating tannin on a very long finish.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,394
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/06/2011

Oak and/or burned wood on the nose. Firm tanins. Liked it. 86 pts.

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  • Snooth User: kleaf
    38369137
    2.50 5
    Vintage: 2009 06/07/2012

    Two and a half glasses


    Snooth User: uscunited
    53981534
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2008 07/25/2010

    Well balanced with notes of black cherry and a bit of leather. Good mouth feel and a nice, but not lingering finish. A bit thin but well structured tannins made this a nice wine to go with a bit of good jazz.


    Snooth User: NicoleZ
    82552251
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 04/21/2011

    Three glasses


    Snooth User: wlstiles3
    159372364
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 11/06/2010

    This had a great floral and licorice nose.


    Snooth User: Klh
    30196517
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 03/07/2012

    Three and a half glasses


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    External Reviews for Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Juvenile California

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

    The only bottled Zinfandel is the 2009 Juvenile, an outstanding effort made from the young vine lots. This pure Zinfandel offers abundant red and black, briery fruit, pepper and spice characteristics in its lush, soft, hedonistic personality. It is ideal for drinking in its first several years of life.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    The 2002 Zinfandel Juvenile (a blend of the vineyardsrsquo; younger vines) could easily be confused with a big, full-throttle, Grenache-based Cotes du Rhone from Chateauneuf du Pape or Rasteau. A big, earthy, peppery, licorice, cherry liqueur, and spice-scented perfume soars from the glass of this deep ruby-colored, fleshy, fat offering. Sumptuous on the palate, with high levels of glycerin as well as a silky texture, itrsquo;s a steal at $20 a bottle. Enjoy it over the next 5ndash;6 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    The Zinfandel lots from the youngest vines (around 25 years) are put into a general blend called Juvenile. This is always one of the least expensive and delicious offerings. The 2007 Zinfandel Juvenile offers good berry fruit, pepper, and spice as well as medium body, and no hard edges. This seductive Zin can be enjoyed over the next 2ndash;3 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    The 2000 Zinfandel Juvenile is a composite blend of fruit from young vines from all the top Zinfandel vineyards Turley farms (i.e., Moore/Earthquake, Hayne, Duarte and Presenti). These young vine parcels are segregated and not blended with the old vine parcels used for the more substantial offerings produced under the single vineyard labels. There are 950 cases of the Juvenile, which sees about 20% new oak. A great value in Zinfandel, it offers abundant quantities of cassis and blackberry fruit, big, peppery, spicy nose, medium to full body, and loads of berry fruit offered in an extravagantly rich, grapy style. This fun wine should last for 4ndash;6 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    One of the great values from Turley, the 2003 Juvenile Zinfandel is an 800-case blend loaded with power (15.5% alcohol). A big, fruity, spicy, briery wine with low acidity, ripe fruit, and plenty of cherries and kirsch, this medium ruby-hued, sexy Zinfandel is ideal for drinking over the next 2ndash;3 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    Made from young vines from several of Turleyrsquo;s vineyard sources. Medium red-ruby. Dark berries lifted by black pepper on the nose. Juicy, pliant and flavorful, with berry and spice flavors. Finishes with a slightly roasted, chocolatey character.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    Oh lagrave; lagrave;! Turley once again earns its reputation as one of the best California Zins. Simply irresistible! Not a glass of black goo like some port-like styles, this is fresh, vibrant and actually like some rich West Coast Pinot Noirs in color. At first, the nose is alive with crushed black cherries and a hint of black licorice, but with airing the aromas become complex with Asian spices, cantaloupe and strawberries. Fine, integrated tannins and lip-smacking acidity lift the velvety fruit and keep this 15.9% alcohol red seemingly fresh and pure. Turleyrsquo;s first level Zin, Juvenile is a steal!


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