Turley Zinfandel Contra Costa County Duarte Vineyard 2009
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From Contra Costa County's sandy soils, the 2007 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard is a plush effort displaying black fruit and loamy soil characteristics as well as excellent ripeness, and no hint of herbaceousness. It is smooth, tasty, and best consumed over the next 3-5 years.
From a vineyard planted in 1896 in pure sand, the 2000 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard exhibits aromas of white flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries. For a Contra Costa Zin, it is unusually powerful. This layered, full-bodied, beautifully crafted, unctuously-textured 2000 possesses great fruit along with plenty of presence on the palate. With an explosive bouquet, gorgeously ripe flavors, and a super finish, it is one of the finest Duarte Zinfandels Turley has made. Consume it over the nest 7-8 years.
Good bright medium ruby. Explosive, superripe aromas of black cherry and licorice pastille; slightly high-toned and porty. Big, chewy, rich and sweet, with a creamy chocolatey flavor and an intriguing musky soil element.
The 2008 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard from the Contra Costa appellation exhibits plenty of loamy soil notes intermixed with sweet kirsch, licorice, and lavender in its Rhone Valley-like personality. It reveals abundant texture, a supple, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a layered finish. Consume it over the next 5-7 years.
The dark garnet/plum-hued 2009 Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard possesses abundant sandy, loamy soil notes intermixed with hints of kirsch, black currants, sweet tannins and a medium-bodied, front end-loaded, fruity style meant to be consumed over the next 3-4 years.
Good dark red. Musky, rather low-toned aromas of dried cherry, licorice root, dark chocolate and dried flowers. The dried fruit quality continues in the mouth, where the wine is large-scaled and ripe but not particularly sweet or vibrant. Finishes with impressive breadth but I wanted a bit more verve.