"From Paso Robles, the 2014 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard (planted in 1945) is the more potent of the Turley 2014s, coming in at a lofty 16% alcohol. It is not overripe, not Amarone-like, or showing any heat. This wine has plenty of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, licorice, and roasted herbs that are reminiscent of Mediterranean-styled wine, with a full-bodied mouthfeel and a heady, lush finish. This is impressive, but clearly one of the bigger-boned, larger-scaled Zinfandels in the 2014 portfolio. Drink it over the next decade. " –April 2016
"Power meets richness and finesse in this version, with floral black cherry, fresh sage and licorice aromas leading to delicately complex flavors of raspberry, spiced cinnamon and caramel. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made."
The Dusi vineyard was planted by Dante Dusi in 1945 and it is farmed by his family to this day. The vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, planted in soil that is mostly alluvial with some very large rocks. Like their other vineyards in the area, Dusi is on the west side of Paso Robles.
The wine ferments using only natural yeasts. It ages for approximately 15 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak (80% used, 20% new).