Turley Zinfandel Juvenile 2022, California

Though the vast majority of Turley’s wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of the old vine sites. The younger vines are tagged and picked separately, and they make a distinct wine. Juvenile vines range in age from about 6 to 25 years, and Turley pulls from a selection of their best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks and Kirschenmann. Barrels: 95% used oak, 5% new. 80% French oak, 20% American oak. Aged 12 months in barrel. Bottled unfined. Tasting notes: Plenty of satiating spiced plum, blood orange, and stone fruits, with grippy tannins and well-balanced acidity. Eminently drinkable now owing to the classic Juvenile texture.