2013 Turley "Dogtown" Lodi Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, slightly lower acidity, and a big, fleshy, full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel characterize the 2013 Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard from Lodi. This vineyard was planted in 1944 on rolling hills largely composed of volcanic soils and come clay. The 2013 is a terrific example of Dogtown and stands out as one of the great successes Larry Turley and his winemaking team have had in this vineyard they have farmed for so long. The alcohol is heady (15.9%), but again, it throws the myth of excessive alcohol under the bus. The wine has no heat, heaviness or cloying character whatsoever. Beautifully textured, full-bodied, opulent, and one of the sexiest of a fabulous portfolio of seductive wines, this is a knockout example to drink over the next 5-7 years. In fact, I would go so far as to say this might be one of the all-time greatest Zinfandels ever produced in Lodi, but it is not without some heady competition. (RP)
The 2013 Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard is another of the riper, more overt wines in this range. Succulent and bold to the core, the Dogtown is all about immediacy. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and exotic spice notes abound. The clay rich soils yield a Zinfandel built on overt fruit and textural breadth. (AG)
A jammy, zesty red, delivering lively flavors of berry pie, smoky white pepper and licorice that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2025.