US-TUR-48-16

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.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Amador
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2018-09-22

Vinous Media

Score:
90-93
Date:
March 2018
Review:
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.