US-TUR-43-19

Zinfandel 'Duarte', Turley

Zinfandel 'Duarte', Turley
  • Practicing Organic
  • 100% Zinfandel
  • Duarte is not a vineyard but an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the vineyards of the area
  • Sourced from Evangehlo, Mori, Salvador, and Del Barba vineyards in Contra Costa AVA
  • Dheli blow sand soils
  • Planted between 1890-1960
  • Head-trained, dry-farmed, and hand-harvested
  • 100% native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 15 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak (20% new)
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • 15.7% abv
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Contra Costa County
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Review:
The 2019 Zinfandel Duarte has a deep ruby-purple color and gregarious perfume of blueberry and blackberry preserves with hints of peaches, aniseed, tar and dried flowers. The palate is medium-bodied, soft, perfumed and approachable with lots of juicy lift on the finish. 1,560 cases produced.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2021-01-01
Review:
The 2019 Zinfandel Duarte is a blend from Evangelho, Salvador, Del Barba and Mori, all in Contra Costa County. Rich, ripe and flavorful, the 2019 takes varietal Zinfandel notes and turns up the volume. Inky and rich, with terrific fruit density, the 2019 is the sort of wine that is opened and disappears at the table. This is such a gorgeous vintage for the Duarte.