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2014 Turley Duarte Vineyard Zinfandel

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

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RATINGS

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...that exhibits a nice, dark ruby color and loamy soil undertones intermixed with blueberry, strawberry and cherry.

90-92Vinous / IWC

Midweight and gracious, the 2014 is delicate and light on its feet. Sweet red and bluish hued fruits linger in a soft, nuanced Zinfandel...

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County is a sub appellation within the Central Coast AVA. Contra Costa is the region just to the east of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Though the area includes many square miles of suburban build-up, there are also vineyards. It is the northern edge of the Central Coast AVA, a huge wine producing area that extends from Santa Barbara County in the south to San Francisco in the north. With more than 100,000 vineyard acres, it includes parts of six counties near the Pacific Ocean. Nearly 20 smaller AVAs lie within the Central Coast AVA. Central Coast earned appellation status in 1985. Included in the appellation are parts of the counties of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Nearly every grape varietal grown in California is grown somewhere in the Central Coast AVA, though Chardonnay accounts for nearly 50% of the entire wine grape crop.

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.

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