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Turley The White Coat White Wine California 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Not inexpensive, but for the quality it’s a bargain.

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

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend – Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Verdelho.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $35.00 (with a Turley mailing list discount)

Purchased From: Turley Wine Cellars tasting room; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: America’s Test Kitchen recipe: “Best Chicken Parmesan”, pasta with pesto sauce and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, very light wheat straw color. Aromas of Lemon, floral, cinnamon and evergreen boughs on a brisk winter morning. Chalky, smooth, medium body and a 150-grit texture. A cornucopia of flavors including: lemon, green apple, unripe peach, cantaloupe and a glimmer of honey all intertwined with a delicious mineral taste. Crisp acidity and a long tart lemony and mineral finish that goes on and on and ends with a slightly bitter nutty taste. WOW, unusual white blend…that really improved as the bottle warmed to room-temperature. Crisp, energetic, luxurious and delicious. Not inexpensive, but for the quality it’s a bargain. Try this blind…I’ll bet you will not say “California, New World”!!!

Rattlesnake Ridge vineyard on Howell Mountain, source of the Roussanne in this blend
Photo from Turley Wine Cellars.

Comments: Learn more about Turley Wine Cellars and their wines.

See also: All our reviews of Turley wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.8%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.