Turley Zinfandel Deaver Ranch 2021, Amador County, California

Hailing from several head-trained vineyards dating back to the 1920s, these vines are planted at around 1500′ in the granite and quartz-rich soils of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. Ken Deaver, who farms each of these sites, can trace his family’s history in the Foothills back to the mid-19th century.
The family planted their first grapevines in 1854, selling their harvest primarily to fellow homesteaders and amateur winemakers. Now, over 150 years later, Turley is proud to participate in this long-standing family farming tradition. AVA: Amador. Sub-AVA: Shenandoah Valley. Soil: Granitic, volcanic. Varieties: Zinfandel. viticulture: Head-trained, dry-farmed, hand harvested. Fermentatio: Native yeast. Barrels: 80% used oak, 20% new. 80% French oak, 20% American oak. Aging: 15 months in barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tasting notes: With a notable pure red color, the Deaver is a standout visually as well as aromatically. Sumptuous red fruits and abundant baking spices abound on the nose; lush yet fresh on the palate with signature Amador tannin.