Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel 2005

$69

Rare library release ...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."

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Ratings on Delectable

Richard Steinberg

Wine is soft with great fruit profile. Soft edges. Nice find in a Key West tapas place.

Wine is soft with great fruit profile. Soft edges. Nice find in a Key West tapas place.

8.6

Jason Charles Delectable Pro

'There's a concert hall in Vienna where your mouth has a thousand reviews'

'There's a concert hall in Vienna where your mouth has a thousand reviews'

9.5

Maggie Hoffman Delectable Pro

Wine Editor SeriousEats

So beautiful. @bartartine @vinnyeng

So beautiful. @bartartine @vinnyeng

9.4

Vinny Eng Delectable Pro

Love, California.

Love, California.

10

Shawn R

Red rover, red rover send Dogtown right over! @Christina Turley Drink now, as its age is beginning to show.

Red rover, red rover send Dogtown right over! @Christina Turley Drink now, as its age is beginning to show.

9.1

Alex Fishman

Dessert!

Dessert!

8.8

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