2020 Turtle Rock ‘Westberg’ Red Blend Paso Robles
Winemaker Notes: This Zinfandel co-ferment we do for our Uncle Tom Westberg. He made wine for three decades in Paso Robles and Zinfandel was his favorite varietal to work with. Winemaker, Don Burns, co-ferments with Tempranillo and Petite Sirah for a brighter and fresher take on single varietal Zins. It's an alluring garnet in color. This unique marriage was aged in 70% new French oak for 22 months. Bourbon soaked cherries and Japanese plum accented with tempered spice and leather. This wine is Mid to full pallet with spectacular acidity and a long-lasting finish. Cases produced 259. Enjoy now until 2032.
Composition 42% Zinfandel, 32% Tempranillo, 26% Petite Sirah
Aging 22 months in new and neutral French oak
Appellation Willow Creek District
Jeb Dunnuck - "Another impressive 2020 is the 2020 Westburg Red, which is largely Zinfandel, with smaller amounts of Tempranillo and other varieties, all destemmed and brought up in 65% new French oak. Ripe cherries, plums, spice, and subtle leather notes define the bouquet, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with juicy acidity and a great finish. This complex, satisfying blend will shine right out of the gate as well. (92-94pts)"
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Tempranillo, Zinfandel|