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2010 Turley Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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SKU: 60152-2010-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Turley's 2010 Zinfandel Duarte is all about textural elegance and finesse, much of which comes from the high presence of sand in these soils. Layers of expressive red berries caress the palate in a Zinfandel that shows the more feminine, gracious side of the grape. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (15.7% alcohol): Good deep ruby. Musky black cherry, bitter chocolate and licorice on the nose, along with a tarry nuance. Fat, broad and sweet, with pliant, creamy black cherry and dark chocolate flavors complicated by a whiff of stone fruits. A bit less explosive today than the higher-toned Salvador, and just a tad roasted on the back end.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 76 bottles owned
    • 43 collectors