2007 Turley "Dusi" Paso Robles Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard (a well-known Paso Robles site) offers deep, full-bodied aromas and flavors of road tar, black cherries, truffles, meat, and roasted herbs. It also possesses full body and excellent intensity as well as vibrancy and definition. As always, a mind-boggling array of Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs has been produced by the world’s premier Zinfandel specialist, Larry Turley. He deserves remarkable credit for his 'holy grail' quest to locate largely forgotten parcels of old Zinfandel vines, and preserve as many of these historic sites as possible.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of briary dark berries and licorice pastille. Silky on entry, then superconcentrated and pure in the middle, with a peppery penetration to the black fruit and licorice flavors. An impression of racy acidity contributes to this wine's almost painful intensity. Finishes with excellent length.
Powerful and a bit rustic, this is loaded with personality, offering aromas of smoky cherry and licorice, with complex briary huckleberry and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2014.