In May of 2000 Turley Wine Cellars purchased Pesenti Winery, which is located in Templeton, California, for the 80-year-old Zinfandel vines on the property. The sight of the old gnarled Zinfandel vines running down the steep slopes of this old vineyard attracted Larry Turley and Ehren Jordan to the Paso Robles area, which has been receiving more and more recognition as an up-and-coming wine region. The original winery now houses state-of- the-art winemaking equipment, the tasting room has had a face-lift and a tremendous amount of energy has been spent improving viticulture practices. This newly updated facility allows for natural winemaking techniques encouraging the intensely concentrated grapes to reveal their true character. Turley vineyard itself is an amazing site and perfect for the cultivation of Zinfandel. Planted on poor limestone soils with good drainage, the marine influence permits the grapes to stay on the vine for a longer period of time. Temperatures can drop significantly in the evenings and as a result the grapes ripen at a slower rate. Complex flavors and natural grape sugars are in perfect balance with the grape’s acid levels. The resulting wines are deep in color, intense in flavor and full-bodied.
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Turley Winery 2001 Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel
Turley Winery Zinfandel: This is the brand new release from Turley's newest vineyard in Paso Robles, CA - the Pesenti Vineyard. A rare chance to taste the "future of Turley" as this is their new home property in the heart of Paso Robles wine country and home to the only Turley Tasting room in the world.
Turley Winery 2001 Juvenile Zinfandel
Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel: The Juvenile is a blend of Turley's youngest Zinfandel plantings in older vineyards from the Hayne, Moore, Duarte, Pesenti and Howell Mountain vineyards. The wine is a purple reddish hue and shows very classic Zinfandel aromas of plums, berries, jam and spice. Beautiful texture, with nicely balanced tannins and acidity. Delicious.