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Turley 2016 'The White Coat' White Wine

Rare Turley White Wine.

90 Points Robert Parker: "A bottling originally produced for Hospices du Rhône that's now made from estate fruit, the 2016 The White Coat is a blend of 40% Roussanne (from Howell Mountain), 40% Grenache Blanc (from Paso) and 20% Vermentino (from Amador County). Offering up aromas of yellow orchard fruit, white flowers and candle wax, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and ample but juicy, with a succulent profile and chewy extract...

...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."

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