Turley

Juvenile California Zinfandel

9.121 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Big bold wine..fruit bowl with spices, menthol and slightly raisinated...delicious night capper..

Big bold wine..fruit bowl with spices, menthol and slightly raisinated...delicious night capper..

Nov 14th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and makes almost 50 wines, vast majority of are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. Juvenile is composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of their old vine sites. Ruby with aromas of red fruits and jolt of pepper spice. Palate shows fresh cherry, strawberry and blueberry flavors with pepper spice that calmed down after 30 min. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, nice balance, long finish ending with a fruit character and slight notice of alcohol. Good value!

Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and makes almost 50 wines, vast majority of are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. Juvenile is composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of their old vine sites. Ruby with aromas of red fruits and jolt of pepper spice. Palate shows fresh cherry, strawberry and blueberry flavors with pepper spice that calmed down after 30 min. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, nice balance, long finish ending with a fruit character and slight notice of alcohol. Good value!

Aug 22nd, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Sometimes what you want is just a big ol’ Cali zin. Though this one’s not particularly big (a good thing). What it is is deliciously ripe and ready to drink with plush fruit, bruised hibiscus, jammy blackberry, agave, hershey’s bar and a touch of baking spice. A bit of sweetness on the finish, though I’m guessing not in comparison to many Cali zins. Mercifully not missing acidity. No guilt here, just pleasure

Sometimes what you want is just a big ol’ Cali zin. Though this one’s not particularly big (a good thing). What it is is deliciously ripe and ready to drink with plush fruit, bruised hibiscus, jammy blackberry, agave, hershey’s bar and a touch of baking spice. A bit of sweetness on the finish, though I’m guessing not in comparison to many Cali zins. Mercifully not missing acidity. No guilt here, just pleasure

Jul 15th, 2020
Perry Riddle

Very captivating for an entry level wine. This is varietally expressive and has nice freshness.

Very captivating for an entry level wine. This is varietally expressive and has nice freshness.

Jun 30th, 2020
Lee Lightfoot

Lighter than I expected at 15.2. Plum and raisin. Not as rich or balanced as 2016

Lighter than I expected at 15.2. Plum and raisin. Not as rich or balanced as 2016

Jun 2nd, 2020
Willie Carter

Who else is making Zinfandel like this nowadays? Dark purple with traces of pink. Big fruit on the nose with all the cherry pie and cranberry you could ask for. Funky spice and sage complement. I’m trying to imagine what this wine would be like if so many other labels got their hands on it. This is a big Zin but it could be so much more bold and silly and thoughtless. In the hands of experts however, this is fresh and vibrant and fun. Medium bodied with high acidity and this baby is intense. High octane fruit and alcohol but the alcohol burns off quickly and you’re left with a youthful fun wine. Nice red fruit and oak to go along with the smooth chocolate and smoke on the palate. These are always fun and you always want more.

Who else is making Zinfandel like this nowadays? Dark purple with traces of pink. Big fruit on the nose with all the cherry pie and cranberry you could ask for. Funky spice and sage complement. I’m trying to imagine what this wine would be like if so many other labels got their hands on it. This is a big Zin but it could be so much more bold and silly and thoughtless. In the hands of experts however, this is fresh and vibrant and fun. Medium bodied with high acidity and this baby is intense. High octane fruit and alcohol but the alcohol burns off quickly and you’re left with a youthful fun wine. Nice red fruit and oak to go along with the smooth chocolate and smoke on the palate. These are always fun and you always want more.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2020
Jeff Singer

Bad bottle? It was just OK

Bad bottle? It was just OK

Jun 7th, 2020
Mark Farrell

Pale purple with a nose of black plum, crushed gravel, and sage. Medium body with nice burst of flavor. Like the estate a bit better, but a fine wine especially for the price.

Pale purple with a nose of black plum, crushed gravel, and sage. Medium body with nice burst of flavor. Like the estate a bit better, but a fine wine especially for the price.

May 21st, 2020
Randy Cousin

Delicious. Fruity dry and flavorful. A real treat

Delicious. Fruity dry and flavorful. A real treat

May 11th, 2020
Jake Gebhardt

Classic Turley zin but needs much more time in the bottle.

Classic Turley zin but needs much more time in the bottle.

Apr 3rd, 2020