Turley Duarte Zinfandel 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Restrained Zinfandel that was understated
and marvelous.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; St. Helena, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Evangehlo, Mori and Salvador vineyards; Contra Costa County, California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $33.00 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Turley vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Venison stir fry.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, very dark ruby color with a lighter rim. Black cherry, plum and blueberry aromas with damp earth and cinnamon in the background. Smooth, rich and fresh dusty mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Robust cherry, current and blackberry flavors with just a smidgen of cinnamon and peppery spice. Plenty of edgy acidity that’s always in the background, very well integrated tannins and a wonderful crescendo in the finish that’s filled with fruit, silky tannins and an underlying bitterness that goes on and on. WOW, lighter mouthfeel, less fruit forward and much less “big” and “Bold” character than other Turley Zinfandel. It was restrained Zinfandel that was understated and marvelous. We liked this Duarte so much we’ll taste it blind with Morella Old Vines Primitivo with our second bottle!!!

Evanghelo vineyard in Contra Costa County, California
Photo from Turley Wine Cellars.
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See also: our reviews of other Turley wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium foil covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.