Sign In

2012 Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel

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

2 available
Bid *
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Sweet spices, dark plums and a hint of espresso are layered into the inviting finish.

92Stephen Tanzer

Riper and higher-toned on the nose than the Pesenti, hinting at blackberry and licorice. A sweet, creamy fruit bomb on the palate; in a distinctly plush style, showing terrific depth to its fruit...

91-93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...comes from a vineyard planted in 1945, and is still farmed by the Dusi family. It is one of the stars of the vintage for Larry Turley.

90Wine Spectator

Silky and soft, with ripe, plush raspberry and spiced caramel flavors and smoky cherry and anise aromas.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.

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.