Turley

Turley


Larry Turley is a man with a mission. He started off in the 1970s as the co-founder of Frog`s Leap Winery, making Cabernets and Chardonnays. But over time he came to understand his interests lay elsewhere. By the early 1990s, when Cabernet was king in California, Larry had realised that one of the state`s great viticultural treasures was in danger of being lost; old vine Zinfandel plantings, often predating prohibiton, sometimes on original, ungrafted rootstock.

And so Turley Cellars came into being. Larry set about acquiring as many of these treasures as he could, sending in his own vineyard crews to manage farming, converting to organics (if necessary). In the early days, he went for a very big, bold style in his wines. Latterly, he`s dialled it back a notch; the wines are on average 1% lower in alcohol than a decade ago, and the use of new oak is more discreet. The reward is greater finesse, more sense of varied terroir, more expressive perfume.

Larry believes in single-vineyard wines, and the range here is pretty big (29 different bottlings across the 2016 vintage). But it`s worth it - they can be remarkably different, and they represent an astonishing slice of California`s viticultural heritage. (NT 05/08/19)

Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2018 drink or keep Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 0 £600.00 - - Buy
2015 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Cedarman Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 9 £345.00 £456.84 £43.95 Buy
2018 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2016 ready Turley Zinfandel Turley Estate
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12x 75cl 0 7 £375.00 £492.84 £46.95 Buy
2018 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 0 £345.00 - - Buy
2018 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Old Vines
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12x 75cl 0 0 £240.00 - - Buy
2015 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 0 £390.00 £510.52 £49.95 Buy
2018 drink or keep Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 0 £420.00 - - Buy