Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel

The February installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Old Vine Zinfandel from the the 2013 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/23/17)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Wine Folly writes Beyond Napa: The Lesser Known North Coast Wine Regions. Rockin Red Blog writes Equavinity: A Sonoma Collaboration. ENOFYLZ Wine Blog reviews the 2013 Fields…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/19/16)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Orange County Register writes Our Picks for California’s Top 25 Wines. The Mercury News writes Winery Adventure: Saratoga’s Wine Row. Ridge Wine Blog writes The Third Course…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2008 Turley Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes 28 separate wines from 35 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and has been…

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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2016

It is the time of the year where every wine blogger publishes their lists of Wines of the Year or Values of the Year, etc. Although I try to blog about all the wines I taste it is clear that Zinfandel is definitely my grape of choice. With that in mind here are my top 10 Zinfandels of 2016. The…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2008 Turley Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes 28 separate wines from 35 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and has been…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/10/16)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Eric Asimov writes 20 Wines for Under $20: The Fall Edition. Wild 4 Washington Wine writes Lodi, California, Re-Discover Wine Country. R.H. Drexel writes A Thirst For…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2010 Sandlands Syrah Amador County – Bottle Notes

Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. Tegan is the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Turley. The line-up encompasses some of the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture. Bright crimson in color. 13.3% ABV. Savory…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/26/16)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! The Washington Post writes How California Built Its Industry: “We Sold All the Wine Ourselves”. NorCal Wine writes Visiting Brown Estate in Napa Valley. Vinesse Today writes…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2012 Turley Zinfandel Old Vines – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes 28 separate wines from 35 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and has been…

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