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Turley 2020 'The White Coat' White Wine

Turley Wine Cellars


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The Turley White Coat is that rare white wine from Turley Cellars. A phenomenal Rousanne and Grenache Blanc blend. Limited.

90 Points Robert Parker: "The Turley White Coat opens with floral perfume and crushed hazelnut aromas with a very pretty core of honeyed quince. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and rounded with delicate, perfumed character and great freshness, finishing long."

Though the blend has changed over the years, White Coat (named for Larry’s past as an Emergency Room physician) comprises rich, textured Roussanne from Rattlesnake Ridge on Howell Mountain moderated by acidity and structure of Grenache Blanc from Pesenti Vineyard. New this year is the addition of Vermentino, as well as a little extra Grenache Blanc, from the Cobb Vineyard in Amador. The result is a unique, dynamic white wine with minerals, stone fruit and white flowers on the nose and great viscosity tempered by lean acidity on the palate.

...One of California's great wineries, Larry Turley's Turley Wine Cellars continues to play a critical role in safeguarding the Golden State's viticultural heritage, saving old, head-trained and sometimes own-rooted vineyards from destruction. With fully 29 different bottlings, Zinfandel (often complemented by small amounts of other co-planted varieties, such as Carignan and Grenache) is the standard-bearer here, though Turley also does a fantastic job with other varieties, most obviously Petite Syrah. Given how distinctive each of the single-vineyard bottlings is, it's tempting to suggest (though some will no doubt think it heretical) that Zinfandel might be the variety best adapted to expressing "terroir" in California."

Type: Other Whites

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