Turley Dusi Zinfandel 2010
Zinfandel from Central Coast, California
These head trained vines prove what a dynamic spot for Zinfandel Paso Robles can be. Where the Pesenti and Ueberroth wines are occasionally angular, the Dusi's edges are well rounded. Darker and somewhat more powerful, yet with one of the softest textures on the mid-palette out of any of our wines. As usual, the Dusi shows very well even shortly after bottling; a great "gateway" wine if you are introducing Zinfandel to a neophyte, or re-introducing it to a naysayer!
Wine Spectator - "Dark and concentrated, with cherry pie and toasty vanilla aromas that lead to balanced, complex flavors of blackberry, mocha and peppered licorice."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "A rich, voluptuous wine, the 2010 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard emerges from the glass with plums, graphite, flowers and exotic spices. There is plenty of personality and character in this decidedly lavish, racy Zinfandel. "
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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.