A small-production gem from the owner's of the legendary Hayne Vineyard, one of California's finest old vines Zinfandel vineyards. Chase Cellars 2013 Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, Napa Valley.
Winery Notes: "Our historic Hayne Vineyard is home to 112-year old heritage Zinfandel vines. Dry-farmed, head-trained, hand-tended and sustainably managed, our old vines have some incredible qualities including an almost mysterious ability to maintain beautiful, mouth-watering acidity even with extended hang times. We’re able to make ripe, powerful and complex wines without compromising overall balance and finesse. This is the Holy Grail in winemaking and just one of the secrets of our heritage vines."
Rare cabernet from Turley
New Cabernet release from Turley! Limited.
The fourth vintage of the Turley Cabernet. The wine has pure, ripe, deeply red Napa Cabernet fruit, rounded out by the savory herbs and garrigue that are the marks of the Estate vineyards. Medium-bodied, with great structure and a solid backbone, which will allow it to age for some time (if you must). However, with its inviting texture and supple, well-integrated tannins, the wine is exceedingly approachable in its youth.
Turley Wine Cellars has wineries in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley, and in Templeton, in the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars is known for robust and well-rated Zinfandels. Turley is the brother of Helen Turley, one of California’s most legendary winemakers, and she consulted for him until the mid-1990s. Now the winemaker is Ehren Jordan, known as one of Napa Valley’s best young winemakers. Larry Turley co-founded Frog’s Leap Winery in 1981 but sold his interest in Frog’s Leap to start his own estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Larry Turley “the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist…he built Turley Wine Cellars into a showcase for the fruit, power and intensity of Zinfandel.” There are generally waits of several years to get on the mailing list to acquire Turley Zinfandels.
Very limited Turley Zinfandel.
previous vintage 91 Points Robert Parker: "Another relatively big cuvée for Turley is their Zinfandel Old Vines (15.5% alcohol) that comes from bits and pieces of parcels that are impressive terroirs, but individually too small to bottle separately. Hence, they are blended together, yet represent vineyards between 41 and 130 years old! This juicy wine offers loads of raspberry and briary fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, good purity, zesty acidity and ripe tannin. Layered and rich, it is a satisfying, lusty Zinfandel to drink over the next 4-5 years."
Very limited Turley Zinfandel.
92 Points Robert Parker: "Winemaker Tegan Passalacqua’s family owns the Kirschenmann Vineyard in Lodi, and the Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard (15.2% alcohol) is yet another Turley offering that wants to transport the taster to the Southern Rhône Valley of France. Yet it is more than the powers of suggestion that the aromas of raspberry, kirsch liqueur, earth, spice and pepper are all present in this wine, made from head-pruned, ungrafted vines. This is a juicy, up-front, full-bodied yet elegant Zinfandel to drink over the next 5-6 years. ."