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    ?Alte Reben? und ?Zinfandel? sind wohl die beiden häufigsten Begriffe, die zur Sprache kommen, wenn es um Turley Wines geht.

    "Tegan Passalacqua, Turley Wine Cellars

    "Zinfandel should taste like Zinfandel", insists Tegan PAssalacqua, director of winemaking for

    Turley Wine Cellars. "Zin that's under 14% alcohol starts to taste like Bordeaux as it ages", he

    continues ? a complaint once voiced by the late Louis M. Martini, who denounced mature

    Zinfandel's similarity to those "damned french clarets".

    he issue is topical for a simple reason: Zinfandel's large bunches take a long time to ripen. By the

    time there are no green berries left, others have often attained lofty sugar levels. But though

    alcohol tends tob e the lelphant in the room whenever this variety is discussed, such ist he grace

    and harmony ot the Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel in our glasses ? a whopping 15,4%, honestly

    labelled ? that for once it doesn't seem terribly important.

    Passalacqua's light touch with extraction and new oak mean the wine isn't cumbersome in its

    expression oft he California sunshine and of what these vines, planted in 1903, have to say about

    where they were grown. (?) For Passalacqua, the history of these vineyards is a clue to their

    potential. "I'm passionate about the grapes that hav edone well in California's past", he says, with

    Zinfandel being foremost among them. "They didn't get planted by accident""

    (DECANTER "California"-Beilage (Sept: 2017))

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    Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2000
  • Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2014

    Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2014
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    Turley Petite Syrah Aida Vineyard 1995
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    Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard 2010
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    Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard 2013
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    Turley Zinfandel Aida Vineyard 1994
  • Turley Zinfandel Black Sears Vineyard 1995

    Turley Zinfandel Black Sears Vineyard 1995
  • Turley Zinfandel Cedarman 2014 Howell Mountain

    Turley Zinfandel Cedarman 2014 Howell Mountain
  • Turley Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard 1995

    Turley Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard 1995
  • Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2011

    Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2011
  • Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2012

    Turley Zinfandel Old Vines 2012