Turley 2019 White Zinfandel
A few of Turley’s Zinfandel vines are picked early (at 19 brix) to make this vivid, dry rosé. Pale rose petals and fraise du bois with a touch of petrichor on the nose. The palate is high in acid, low in alcohol, well-structured and thoroughly refreshing. Fermented in stainless steel, then aged only in used French barriques. Though akin to Provençal rosés in the way it’s made, this wine is distinctly Californian. White Zinfandel has a good heart but a bad reputation; hopefully we can help change that.
Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars makes over 40 wines, with a strong focus on old vine, single vineyard Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, Napa Valley, and Amador County.