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2017 Turley Dogtown Zinfandel

ITEM 8099706 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8111359 1 $30 Feb 13, 2022
I8105133 2 $30 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...scented of soft yellow peach, sliced blueberry, boysenberry and crushed black cherries with a core of licorice and exotic spice plus hints of charcuterie and granite. Medium-bodied, it gives a great core of ripe fruits with loads of spicy accents and earthy hints—very concentrated in the mouth, with great juicy acidity and firm, fine, grainy tannins, finishing very long and very layered.

92Vinous / IWC

Bright and floral...shows very good energy. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and sweet spice are all laced together in this medium-bodied Zinfandel. The Dogtown is lithe, vibrant and classy.

PRODUCER

Turley

Turley Wine Cellars has wineries in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley, and in Templeton, in the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1993 by Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars is known for robust and well-rated Zinfandels. Turley is the brother of Helen Turley, one of California’s most legendary winemakers, and she consulted for him until the mid-1990s. Now the winemaker is Tegan Passalacqua, who worked under legendary Ehren Jordan before Jordan left for other pursuits. Turley has a talent for finding young winemakers on the verge of fame. He also gave Thomas Rivers Brown his first job. Larry Turley co-founded Frog’s Leap Winery in 1981 but sold his interest in Frog’s Leap to start his own estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Larry Turley “the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist…he built Turley Wine Cellars into a showcase for the fruit, power and intensity of Zinfandel.” There are generally waits of several years to get on the mailing list to acquire Turley Zinfandels.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.