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Turley Wine Pick-Up Party...

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 16:15:32

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Location: SF Bay Area
Joined: April 22, 2003 Amador on Saturday for 2 hours.

Whole lamb on a spit roasted. Fresh pizza. Indian food. A band.

And terrific zinfandels - my favorites of the ones they were pouring:

1. Dusi - everyone's favorite. Fruit forward and lighter. Very drinkable.

2. Mead Ranch - not as fruit forward. A little bigger and more complex.

3. Old Vines - poured out of magnums. Nice balance of fruit and spice.

4. Turley Estate - very good.

5. Dr. Bell - not as fruity or as good as the others.

6. I also tasted the Rattlesnake Petite Syrah (one of three they had) but I'm not much for petite syrahs.

7. They were also pouring out of their library. I had a 1999 Hayne zin $95 that was surprising good but ready to drink right away, like in the next 24 hours, the girl said.

The Dusi was $50 and the rest were in the $40s. I didn't get the years on the wines but they were all current releases, probably 2016s.


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