After last month’s success with the Turley specials, the folks at the winery SIGNIFICANTLY upped our allocations because we were able to sell so much thanks to all of you! As a result, we are now able to offer another opportunity to taste several more of these cult status Zins.
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 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: the "Duarte" Zin to start, followed by their "Estate" and "Buck Cobb" Zins to finish. 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 smoked brisket slider and Asian spiced duck special (also twenty-seven-fifty) that should pair extremely well with these amazing Zins. Here's the menu special line-up:
Smoked Brisket Sliders | Toasted Brioche | Chipotle Scented Slaw
(to enjoy with the "Duarte" Zin)
Asian Spiced Duck Breast | Shiitake + Asparagus Drunken Noodles | Housemade Hoisin
(to enjoy with the "Estate" and "Buck Cobb" Zins)
Dark Chocolate Marquise | Summer Berry Gazpacho | Vanilla Tuile
(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 “Duarte” Zinfandel
2016 Turley “Estate” Zinfandel
2016 Turley “Buck Cobb Vineyard” 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 “Duarte” Zinfandel ~ $54
(Contra Costa County) Review by Wine Advocate: 89-92 points: A rich, deep wine, especially for an appellation where the wines are often brighter in profile and more lifted in feel. Dark cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and lavender overtones add to the wine's dark feel. There is tremendous promise here.
2016 Turley “Estate” Zinfandel ~ $56
(Napa Valley) Review by Wine Advocate: 90-93 points: Bold, ripe and powerful with hints of cedar, tobacco and dried flowers adding character. Wild cherry, kirsch and new leather develop in the glass with time. A decidedly super-ripe, flamboyant wine with all of its elements in the right place and a real feeling of palate weight and intensity.
2016 Turley “Buck Cobb Vineyard” Zinfandel ~ $46
(Amador County) Review by Wine Advocate: 90-93 points: Shows a riper, more overt side of Zinfandel relative to the other wines from this area. Succulent dark cherry, tobacco, cedar, dried herbs and olive add character. This is a decidedly bold, fruit-driven style, yet the wine retains a mid-weight sense of structure as well as good acidity. The tannins are a bit clenched upon release but it will be an absolute rock star when it opens up a bit more.