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2017 Turley Salvador Zinfandel

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

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RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

...singular nose of exotic spices, opening to candied peach and dried blueberries over a core of warm black and blue fruit preserves. Medium to full-bodied, it has wonderfully concentrated flavor layers in the mouth, with firm, grainy tannins and very juicy acidity, finishing very long, layered and spicy.

92Vinous / IWC

...offers tons of exuberance. Super-ripe black cherry, spice, new leather, mint, licorice and tobacco infuse the 2017 with notable aromatic complexity. Dark and racy with tons of depth...wonderfully plush.

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.