Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2021 (Paso Robles, California) - [WA 93] [VM 92-94]

Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2021
(Paso Robles, California) - [WA 93] [VM 92-94]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Dusi vineyard was planted by Dante Dusi in 1945 and it is farmed by his family to this day. The vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, planted in soil that is mostly alluvial with some very large rocks. Like our other vineyards in the area, Dusi is on the west side of Paso Robles, in the cool Templeton Gap sub-AVA.

The darker, more hedonistic cousin to the Pesenti Zinfandel, with plenty of fruits that run the full gamut from berry to stone and everything in between. Supple, juicy, and mouthwatering on the palate with a mineral zip. Drink now.

  • AVA: Paso Robles
  • Sub-AVA: Templeton Gap
  • Soil: Alluvial
  • Planted: 1945
  • Variety: Zinfandel
  • Viticulture: Head-trained, dry-farmed, hand harvested
  • Fermentation: Native yeast
  • Barrels: 80% used oak, 20% new
  • 80% French oak, 20% American
  • Aging: 15 months in barrel
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • First Turley Vintage: 2003
  • Serving Temp: 55-65ºF
  • Release: Spring

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Advocate: 
"The 2021 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard is a touch rubbery to begin, before blossoming to scents of red cherry, forest floor and dried mint. The medium-bodied palate is pleasantly rustic, with gently chewy tannins and a long finish loaded with plummy fruit. Give it a couple of hours in a decanter." - Erin Brooks (Jun 2023)

92-94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard, from vines planted in 1945, is a bold, potent Paso Robles Zinfandel. A blast of dark red cherry, plum, spice, menthol and licorice saturate the palate. This plush, explosive Zinfandel has a ton going on. There's real old-vine gravitas and texture here. What a gorgeous wine this is." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2023)