"Another relatively big cuvée for Turley is their 2014 Zinfandel Old Vines (15.5% alcohol) that comes from bits and pieces of parcels that are impressive terroirs, but individually too small to bottle separately. Hence, they are blended together, yet represent vineyards between 41 and 130 years old! This juicy wine offers loads of raspberry and briary fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, good purity, zesty acidity and ripe tannin. Layered and rich, it is a satisfying, lusty Zinfandel to drink over the next 4-5 years. " –April 2016
"Dark, plush and inviting, Turley's 2014 Zinfandel Old Vines is dark, plush and inviting, with gorgeous plum, cherry pit, smoke, licorice and menthol. Whereas the Juvenile is lifted and gracious, the Old Vines naturally has a bit more depth, gravitas and creaminess, all of which give it a sensuality that is nearly impossible to resist. -AG"
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). Vines are anywhere from 41 to 129 years old, and a true representation of California old vine Zinfandel, hailing from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador and Paso Robles. There is no better way to gauge the classic character of old vine Zinfandel in California than through this wine. In true old vine fashion, this wine was one of the hardest hit by the 2014 drought, and production was down 40% as a result. What a pity, as the wine sure is pretty.