Turley Whitney Tennessee Vineyard Zinfandel 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
Everything old is new again, and this wine is no exception. This small, estate-owned, pre-Prohibition vineyard was purchased by the winery in 2009, and we've been slowly but surely repairing the soils through organic methods until the wine was ready to make its debut, six years later. Planted on loam and various gravel soils, the Whitney Tennessee vineyard-named for one of Larry's four daughters-is a mixed planting as well, with small amounts of Petite Syrah and Carignane vines throughout. Located just off Alexander Valley Road in Sonoma, the wine was a part of the Old Vines blend until it was ready to make its debut with this stellar vintage! Long-time Turley followers may remember a wine with the same name from the mid-1990's, though this is a different source.
Dusty cherry and licorice aromas lead to supple, polished boysenberry, grilled herb and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2023. 375 cases made.