Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2021
|California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
The Dusi vineyard was planted by Dante Dusi in 1945, and is farmed by his family to this day. The vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, planted in soil that is primarily alluvial with some rather large rocks. Like our other Paso vineyards, Dusi is located in the Templeton Gap AVA, the cooler climate area on the west side of the region.
Planted 1945 and still farmed by the Dusi family to this day, this wine is one of the most plush and hedonistic we make at Turley. Particularly pretty in ‘21, with black plum, crème de cassis, and blackberry. Luscious, sappy, mouthwatering and absurdly easy to drink. Velvety in texture with a nice piquant white spice on the long finish. Ready to drink now at 55°-60°F.
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.
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.