2020 Turley Wine Cellars BRANDLIN RANCH Zinfandel, Napa Valley, USA
Located atop Mount Veeder, on the eastern and Napa side of the Mayacamas Mountains, this historic site was first settled in the 1870s by the Brandlin family, who ran the local stagecoach. They first planted grapevines in 1926, and we are honored to be working with the Zinfandel from that original planting. Sitting between 900-1250 feet in decomposed granite soils, slate, and schist, these dry-farmed vines see a long growing season, low yields, and high concentration. One sip and it’s easy to see why this is the most legendary vineyard on Mount Veeder.
Historic 1926 Zinfandel vineyard atop Mt Veeder, along the steep southern edge of the Mayacamas. Plums, blackberries, black currants, all ripened to perfection. Fine-grained tannins are present and wonderfully integrated with the plentiful, well-balanced fruit. Structured, pedigreed, this is a seriously enjoyable wine. Drinking great now at 55°-60°F.