Please join us (21 and up only, please) this Thursday anytime from 5:30 on for an extremely rare opportunity to taste a trio of Turley's cult status Zins. As you probably know, Turley's mile-long mailing list has been closed for years, so this is truly an extraordinary opportunity to sample some amazing wines that very, very few people are ever able to taste. We're featuring three of their 2016's, all from Napa: the "Mead Ranch" Zin to start, followed by their 95 point "Dragon Vineyard" and 96 point "Rattlesnake Ridge" Zins. The flight of all three wines is a ridiculously low eighteen bucks. (Yes, only eighteen bucks ... not a misprint.) Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested.
In addition to the regular twenty-seven-fifty 3-course prix fixe bistro menu (which includes vegetarian options), we're also featuring a delicious harissa crusted beef ribs special (also twenty-seven-fifty) that should pair extremely well with these amazing Zins. Here's the menu special line-up:
Bacon Wrapped Country Pork Terrine | Smokey Onion + Sun Dried Tomato Jam | Toasted Sourdough (to enjoy with the "Mead Ranch" Zin)
Harissa Crusted Beef Ribs | Grilled Vegetable Ragout | Mediterranean Israeli Couscous | Roasted Tomato Oil
(to enjoy with the "Dragon Vineyard" and "Rattlesnake Ridge" Zins)
Kahlúa Soaked Lady Fingers | Whipped Mascarpone Cheese | Burnt Cinnamon Crèma
(to enjoy by itself or with some of our 12-year-old Venezuelan rum)
Here's the wine line-up:
TURLEY WINE FLIGHT (3 wines ~ 3 oz. pours): $18
2016 Turley "Mead Ranch" Zinfandel
2016 Turley "Dragon Vineyard" Zinfandel
2016 Turley "Rattlesnake Ridge" Zinfandel
RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939
Reservations are highly recommended.
SO YOU DON'T LIKE THESE WINES, EH?
In addition to the featured wine flight, we'll also have these and other wines available by the glass or bottle, as well as the usual pairing flight. We also have a full bar with lots of premium libations and attitude adjusters.
SO YOU DON'T LIKE THE DINNER SPECIAL, EH?
In addition to the special mentioned above, we'll also have several other 3-course menus (including vegetarian options) available. The bistro menu changes every week but you can get an example of a typical one by visiting our website, clicking on the calendar link and then clicking on a recent Friday.
LOCATION & PHONE
Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upstairs terrace. Follow the black handrail up the stairs from the sidewalk to our front door. Our phone number is (619) 295-3939.
PARKING ~ FREE & PAID
Valet parking is available for $8.00. The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance in front of Shakespeare Pub at the corner of India and Winder. On-street parking is also usually available within a 3-block radius. Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones after 6:00 and that meters are also free after 6:00. You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed! If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s always LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street. So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!
WINE NOTES & BOTTLE PRICES
2016 Turley “Mead Ranch” Zinfandel ~ $55
(Napa Valley) Review by Wine Advocate: 90-93 points: From a site on Atlas Peak, this Zin exudes mountain character in its tannins and savory profile. Firm, pointed, articulate, and long on personality. Orange peel, white pepper, sage, mint and crushed rocks give this Zin many of its distinctive flavor signatures with terrific aromatic complexity and nuance.
2016 Turley “Dragon Vineyard” Zinfandel ~ $67
(Napa Valley) Review by Wine Advocate: 92-95 points: A rich, explosive wine that dazzles from start to finish. Inky blue/purplish fruit, menthol, lavender, licorice and violet infuse this unctuous, powerful Zinfandel that exudes class in every way. Creamy, silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. This is an especially sensual, mountain Zinfandel full of mystery and allure.
2016 Turley “Rattlesnake Ridge” Zinfandel ~ $67
(Napa Valley) Review by Wine Advocate: 93-96 points: Another huge, simply stunning Howell Mountain wine. Intensely mineral and savory, with huge tannins and bright, piercing acidity. Vibrant, powerful and explosive from start to finish, it is simply phenomenal.