Turley

Pesenti Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel

9.2511 ratings
9.166 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, 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
Severn Goodwin

2005 | Zinfandel
Turley Wine Cellars; Pesenti Vineyard
Central Coast; Paso Robles, CA, USA
(91-93; Drink 2015-25)

4H decant, still unfurling...

2005 | Zinfandel
Turley Wine Cellars; Pesenti Vineyard
Central Coast; Paso Robles, CA, USA
(91-93; Drink 2015-25)

4H decant, still unfurling...

Sep 30th, 2023
Jake Hajer

Remarkable fruit. Anyone who rates this wine will be blown away by the the boysenberry berry pie of this wine. So intense that you should never drink this with food.

Remarkable fruit. Anyone who rates this wine will be blown away by the the boysenberry berry pie of this wine. So intense that you should never drink this with food.

Sep 24th, 2022
Shay A
9.2

Along with a vintage bottle of Roederer’s L’Ermitage, I always open a Zinfandel on the 4th of July. Perfect pairings for grilling out and a relaxed day!

I’ve had the Pesenti a few times now (this is my first with the 2017), and it’s always a different beast to me than other Turley zins. In fact, I’m consistently shocked this is a Paso zin as I’d expect this to taste 2-3times as intense. I decanted for two hours, and then consumed over the next 2-3. Ruby in the glass, immediately on the nose this is spicy. Potpourri, black peppered black cherries, underripe raspberries and blackberries, and cedar on the nose. The body is nowhere near as rich as you’d expect, and the acidity is really nice and nervy. It lends to the profile having a spicy and tart mid palate. Rhubarb and peppercorn crusted pomegranate dominate here. It wears its mid 15ABV well. Would be curious to see how this changes with age…

Along with a vintage bottle of Roederer’s L’Ermitage, I always open a Zinfandel on the 4th of July. Perfect pairings for grilling out and a relaxed day!

I’ve had the Pesenti a few times now (this is my first with the 2017), and it’s always a different beast to me than other Turley zins. In fact, I’m consistently shocked this is a Paso zin as I’d expect this to taste 2-3times as intense. I decanted for two hours, and then consumed over the next 2-3. Ruby in the glass, immediately on the nose this is spicy. Potpourri, black peppered black cherries, underripe raspberries and blackberries, and cedar on the nose. The body is nowhere near as rich as you’d expect, and the acidity is really nice and nervy. It lends to the profile having a spicy and tart mid palate. Rhubarb and peppercorn crusted pomegranate dominate here. It wears its mid 15ABV well. Would be curious to see how this changes with age…

Jul 6th, 2021
Shay A
9.2

BBQ & Zin night!

1 of 5 Turley Zins tonight. The youngest of the bunch and it shows. Came across a touch hot with dark berry pie notes but lighter than expected. Probably the “least” fruit forward of them, but that’s not to say it wasn’t fruit/jam driven. Not super complex at this age, so I’d love to revisit in a few years.

BBQ & Zin night!

1 of 5 Turley Zins tonight. The youngest of the bunch and it shows. Came across a touch hot with dark berry pie notes but lighter than expected. Probably the “least” fruit forward of them, but that’s not to say it wasn’t fruit/jam driven. Not super complex at this age, so I’d love to revisit in a few years.

Jan 31st, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Ruby. Turley delivers. Raisins. Pepper. Spice. Jammy.

Ruby. Turley delivers. Raisins. Pepper. Spice. Jammy.

Jan 13th, 2019
Mike R
9.3

All smiles

All smiles

Nov 22nd, 2018
"Odedi"

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with cherries, blueberries, red currants, wood, red candy, spices, licorice and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

On the palate, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, wood, earth, graphite, spices, herbs, light vegetables and light black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice Zinfandel from California. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Still young and needs another few years to mature. Showing elegance with nice complexity.

Not as fruity as I expected from a California Zinfandel. Very high in alcohol, but it's not noticeable at all, so watch out... This Single Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins. I used the VSpin for about 10 minutes.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$60.

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with cherries, blueberries, red currants, wood, red candy, spices, licorice and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

On the palate, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, wood, earth, graphite, spices, herbs, light vegetables and light black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice Zinfandel from California. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Still young and needs another few years to mature. Showing elegance with nice complexity.

Not as fruity as I expected from a California Zinfandel. Very high in alcohol, but it's not noticeable at all, so watch out... This Single Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins. I used the VSpin for about 10 minutes.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$60.

Aug 4th, 2018
Shawn R

Delish with a 2 hour decant. Pairs well with chipotle bison burgers.

Delish with a 2 hour decant. Pairs well with chipotle bison burgers.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Shawn R

Cab lover Zin. Incredibly good.

Cab lover Zin. Incredibly good.

Dec 29th, 2017
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.1

Planted 1920's, showing awesome!

Planted 1920's, showing awesome!

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