Turley 2021 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard, Paso Robles
The Pesenti vineyard is estate owned, dry-farmed and head-trained. It was planted in the 1920s and is certified organic upon limestone soils, a distinguishable factor of vineyards that grow in the western side of Paso Robles. The 100% Zinfandel is harvested and pressed, fermented with all-natural yeasts. The wine is then aged for 15 months in 80% used oak barrels, of which 80% is French with the remaining American.
Aromatically the wine jumps out of the glass with ripe, almost jammy, red fruits, and white chalk. On the palate, this Zinfandel is bold and powerful red fruits as well as a pleasant acidity that makes the wine delicious upon release.