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2002 Turley Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 89343-2002-750

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$70.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($42) Bright, deep red. Explosive aromas of black cherry, plum and licorice, with liqueur-like ripeness. Sweet, thick and velvety, with an impressive core of raspberry fruit. Very large-scaled, concentrated zinfandel with a distinctly syrupy ripeness but firm supporting acidity.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A new offering, the 2002 Zinfandel Dante Dusi Vineyard is a 650-case cuvee tipping the scales at 16.5% alcohol. This Amarone-styled, deep ruby/purple-colored Zinfandel reveals dark earthy fruits along with hints of figs, raisins, plums, and prunes, abundant sweetness from high glycerin, excellent density, and tremendous purity for such a dry table wine. Drink this big bruiser during its first 5-7 years of life. It may be one of the few Turley Zinfandels I would prefer to have with cheese at the end of the meal.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Ripe and vibrant, with lively red cherry, plum and spicy pepper notes that are pure and complex. Elegantly styled, with ripe, fine-grained tannins. 650 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: jasonm
Making "big reds" has been Larry Turley's passion since giving up his co-ownership of Frog's Leap Winery in 1993. Turley Wine Cellars is run by Larry and his wife Suzanne. Larry's sister, winemaker Helen Turley, made the wines here until 1995. Now the honor goes to Ehren Jordan, who also makes wines for Neyers. With a focus on producing old-vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Turley sources fruit from vineyards some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both the Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs have a dark, saturated, inky color, with intense fruit flavors that make unforgettable statements about the power and complexity these varieties may attain.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as California’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers Turley, Martinelli, and Ridge for some of the best examples of California Zin.

Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 204 bottles owned
  • 94 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 94 collectors)