Originally Posted by coolpapa
Originally Posted by Piobaire
09 Turley Juvenile Zin.
How was it? I generally hate overdone or very ripe CA wines, but I actually like the Turley wines, especially the cheaper bottlings.
It was drinking nice but I think could have benefited from more time. As you note, it's one of the less expensive bottlings, so that's why I pulled it yesterday as I wanted a Zin.
I am on their allocation list and been picking mainly the cheap ones, like Juvenile and Dog Town. However, we were in Paso over Xmas in '11 and we did the Turley tasting room. They had some really nice ones out for tasting that day, all more expensive vineyards, and with a few years of age on them. Damn but they were worth the money. I'm now laying down some of the expensive ones to get five or so years on them. Not overblown but lots of fruits, smooth as can be but tannins for structure, nice spice. It hurts to drop $40 or more on a Zin but the tasting really changed my mind on it.