Turley Duarte Vineyard Zinfandel 2001

$30.00

SKU C0344

750ml

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This wine is an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area. The wine is comprised of fruit from the Evanghelo, Mori, and Salvador vineyards, all in Contra Costa. The soil here is primarily sand, and as a result the wines have some of the softest, silkiest tannins we've ever seen in a Zinfandel.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Contra Costa
Brand Turley
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Wine AdvocateA big, ripe, Amarone-like bouquet emerges from the dark ruby/purple-colored 2001 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard. Full-bodied, rich, and chewy, with loads of briery black cherry, raspberry, and currant fruit, it remains the reference point for what Zinfandel can achieve in Contra Costa. A sweet spot in the mid-palate (because of the high glycerin) results in a hypothetical blend of California Zinfandel and Italian Amarone. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 2003