Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2019
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Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites.We tag the younger vines then pick them separately and make a distinct wine. Juvenile vines range in age from about 6-25 years, and we pull from a selection of our best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks, and Kirschenmann.
Hailing from 27 vineyards across our beautiful Golden State, the Turley Juvenile is more of a clear bellwether for the 2019 vintage than any other wine we make. The wine is truly lovely from the very first pour, showing ripe red fruits, florals, warmed spices, and excellent freshness. Smooth, lithe, and satisfying on the palate, with a hint of texture and supremely well-integrated tannins. Juvenile always sets the standard for classic California Zinfandel, and the 2019 is no exception.
The 2019 Zinfandel Juvenile has a medium ruby color and aromas of earth-laced red and black berries. The palate is soft and alluring with a wealth of ripe fruit and juicy acidity, and it finishes long and uplifted. It's a very approachable style this vintage. 15,670 cases produced.
The 2019 Zinfandel Juvenile is sleek, polished and wonderfully nuanced. Silky tannins and lifted aromatics give the 2019 so much immediacy and overall appeal. Crushed red berry fruit, spice, cedar and leather add pretty shades of nuance, with floral notes that perk up the finish. This is an especially refined version of the Juvenile, Turley's young-vine, entry-level offering.