2020 Turley Wine Cellars Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel Paso Robles California USA
The Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard is rich, exuberant and so expressive, with tons of Zinfandel character that just races out of the glass. Inky red fruit, rose petal, spice, mint and dried herbs all run through the Pesenti, a wine of unreal depth and textural intensity. At the same time, the Pesenti remains silky and so polished. The slightly lower acid profile works especially well here.
This certified organic estate-owned vineyard was planted in the 1920s on ancient marine calcareous soils. Though the vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, the soil plays the most important role in distinguishing this vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. The wines have a brightness, with chalk and floral characteristic aromas unique to the site, and to Zinfandel in general.
AVA: Paso Robles
Sub-AVA: Willow Creek
Planted: 1922 - 1924
Varieties: Zinfandel, Carignane, Grenache
Viticulture: Certified organic, 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: 2000
Serving Temp: 55-65ºF