MASTERMIND BEHIND TURLEY ZINS
Day Zinfandel 2015 Sonoma County $29.99 per bottle $323.99 case
A new Zinfandel winery owned and made by Ehren Jordan (Owner/maker of FAILLA Wines. Former winemaker at TURLEY Wine Cellars) Textbook Sonoma County Zin with jammy raspberries and blueberries, pie spices, soft tannins and generous flavor. 5% Petite Sirah. Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek Valley fruit. 10% whole cluster ferment. 10% new French oak (rest neutral). First release.
Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan (the very guy that Roger used to accuse Laura of carrying on with), the mastermind behind such amazing labels as Turley, Neyers, and Failla. When he purchased a St. Helena property back in 2004, he knew he wanted to plant grapes on the hillside that at the time contained an apple orchard. After a few years of pondering, he decided that the locale was ideal for one of his early loves in the vine world - Zinfandel. Four acres are currently planted, with the original vines hitting the dirt in 2011. Zinfandel is, for Ehren, a return to his roots, having been the wines that established his reputation as a talented vigneron. Similar to the approach at Failla, most of the Day Zinfandel wines are sourced from Sonoma County; an area largely unexplored during Ehren's tenure at Turley.
Great sites, old vines, and gentle winemaking remain the production philosophy for Day. Ehren is more than thrilled to work with some of California's finest Zinfandel vineyards; we hope you are as pleased with the wines as we are.
"Outstanding" 93+ points "Gorgeous aromas of blueberries, violets, and spice lead to a palate that has nice weight, but demonstrates balance and grace. This is a wine to be consumed in the near term, so enjoy over the next 4 years." - California Wine Advisors