Tasting Notes: Boysenberry, Black Cherry, Spice, Savory
Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. All of Turley’s vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process. 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.
Turley's 2018 Zinfandel Duarte is soft, fruity and absolutely delicious. The wine is comprised of fruit from the turn-of-the-century Evangehlo, Mori and Salvador vineyards, planted between 1890 and 1930. As a result of the sandy soils and impressive age of the vines, the wine has some of the softest, silkiest tannins we’ve ever seen in a Zinfandel. The palate features flavors of Black fruits, cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, vanilla, and green pepper with light tobacco and spice notes.