Turley 2019 Zinfandel Rosé, California
Farming: Organic. All of Turley's vineyards are either Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or in the process of certification, and they use all-natural yeasts during fermentation.
Winemaker: Tegan Passalacqua was hired as Head Winemaker and Vineyard Manager in 2013 and now manages over two dozen vineyards throughout California.
Grape Varieties: 100% Zinfandel
Vinification: Zinfandel picked early. Fermented in stainless steel, aged only in used French barriques.
Soil Type: Sandy soils
Though akin to Provençal rosés in the way it’s made, this wine is distinctly Californian. White Zinfandel has a good heart but a bad reputation; hopefully we can help change that.
After founding the Frog's Leap winery with business partner John Williams in 1981, then ER physician Larry Turley had taken a shining to the wines made from Zinfandel & Petite Syrah, growing particularly fond of those made from old vine vineyards. Eventually, he sold his half of Frog’s Leap to John and started Turley Wine Cellars in 1993.
Primarily focused on single-vineyard designate Zinfandel and Petite Syrah and working with old vine vineyards, Larry aimed to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.