2013 Contra Costa County
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.
“The 2013 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard is bright, lifted and aromatic throughout. This is one of the more vibrant, saline wines in the range, yet there is lovely sweetness and depth to the fruit. Dollops of Carignane and Mataro round out the blend in this intriguing Contra Costa Zinfandel-based red.”
intense notes of black cherry and tea both on the nose and the palate. very soft tannins linger for a delightful finish.