Turley Buck Cobb Zinfandel 2021
|Region||California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County|
Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our property in Amador, the Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to “Buck” Cobb from whom we purchased the vineyard and the Karly property in Amador. We even added a little bi-plane symbol to the label to commemorate Buck’s time as an aerobatic pilot! The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel.
Organically farmed head-trained vines planted at 1500’ in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in granite & quartz. Aromas of red florals and fruits, orange zest, nutmeg, and petrichor, with a red pepper kick to the spicy finish. Very well integrated palate with characteristic yet resolved mountain tannins, reminiscent of a nuanced young Barbaresco.
The 2021 Zinfandel Buck Cobb Vineyard is a wonderfully complex, nuanced wine. Expressive floral and savory notes run through a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, savory mountain Zinfandel planted on granitic and volcanic soils at 1,500 feet in elevation has a ton to offer. There is so much going on here. Drink 2024-2036.