2020 Turley Wine Cellars Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel, Lodi, USA
Planted in 1944, the Dogtown Vineyard is farmed by Turley Wine Cellars. This head-trained, own-rooted vineyard is within the Clements Hills AVA, which has more topography than the rest of Lodi. The rolling hills are composed of clay and volcanic soils, and vine yields are consistently the lowest of all our vineyards. The wines have lifted aromatics of tea, lush fruit, and great acidity.
Tasting Notes from previous vintage
Lush, lovely, and the best wine made in Lodi according to our winemaker, one Mr. Tegan Passalacqua! Black tea, mint, chocolate, cherry and a hint of citrus. Deeply appealing and excellently proportioned. Mouth-watering acidity and Grenache-like tannins make this reminiscent of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Ready to drink now at cellar temperature (about 55-65ºF) and will age well.