Zinfandel, ‘Judge Bell’, Turley
This wine comes from the Picnic Hill block of the Story Vineyard in Shenandoah Valley. The head-trained, dry-farmed, and own-rooted vines were planted in 1907. The wine has the characteristic Amador bramble, structure & red fruit.
Press & Reviews
A powerful wine, the 2016 Zinfandel Judge Bell Vineyard is built on a core of serious fruit intensity and tannin. I imagine the 2016 will need quite a few years to be at its best, as it is very much tightly wound at this stage. This is one of the more burly wines in this range, at least today. The Judge Bell emerges from a site planted at 1,500 feet above sea level in 1907.