This wine is an homage to Joe Duarte, a prominent grape grower in Contra Costa who first introduced Turley to the incredible vineyards of the area. The wine is comprised of fruit from the Evanghelo, Mori, and Salvador vineyards, all in Contra Costa. The soil here is primarily sand, and as a result the wines have some of the softest, silkiest tannins we've ever seen in a Zinfandel.
Turley's 2018 Zinfandel Duarte is soft, fruity and absolutely delicious. The inky dark blue and purplish berry fruit and floral flavors are remarkably primary at this stage. This is such a pretty and expressive wine. I can't wait to taste it from bottle.