Wine Advocate Turley Wine Cellars, 2012 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines
"Other bits and pieces from old vine parcels are co-mingled in the 2012 Zinfandel Old Vines, a delicious, up-front, medium ruby-colored Zin made with a Pinot Noir-like sensitivity. Both of these cuvees are best drunk in their first 3-4 years of life." –December 2013
Wine Spectator Turley Wine Cellars, 2012 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines
"Balances bold black cherry fruit with a sleek, focused structure, offering notes of briary wild berry, smoky cracked pepper and anise."
Turley Wine Cellars, 2012 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines
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 they bring them up to speed as far as their 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.