Turley Wine Cellars

2020 Turley Wine Cellars 'Buck' Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel Amador County California USA

$39.99 USD

TASTING NOTES
Medium ruby, the Zinfandel "Buck" Cobb Vineyard opens with wild tones of scorched earth, tar and graphite that give way to wild blackberries and apricot hints. The palate is impressive, intensely fruited but lifted, silky and fresh, and it finishes long with a tremendous flourish of peachy and floral perfume. It's youthfully coiled and hints at more to offer, so give it another 2-3 years in bottle.

HISTORY
Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside of our property in Plymouth, Amador County. The Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to “Buck” Cobb from whom we purchased the vineyard and the Karly property in Amador. We even added a little bi-plane symbol to the label to commemorate Buck’s time as an aerobatic pilot! The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel.

DETAILS
AVA: Amador * Sub-AVA: Shenandoah Valley
Soil: Granitic, Volcanic
Elevation: 1,500ft
Plantings: 1980s, 2001, 2013
Varieties: Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Mataro, Alicante Bouchet
Viticulture: Head-trained, dry-farmed, hand harvested
Fermentation: Native yeast
Barrels: 80% used oak, 20% new
80% French oak, 20% American
Aging: 15 months in barrel
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
First Turley Vintage: 2012
Serving Temp: 55-65ºF
Release: Spring

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES: EAST COAST BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND; WEST COAST & MID-WEST BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH.