After last year'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 2017's: the "Buck Cobb" Zin to start, followed by their "Duarte" and "Rattlesnake" Zins to finish. The flight of all three wines is a ridiculously low eighteen bucks. (Yes, only eighteen bucks ... not a misprint.) Depending on availability the Turley vineyard designate is subject to change. 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 baby back ribs special (also twenty-seven-fifty) that should pair extremely well with these amazing Zins. Here's the menu special line-up:
Caramelized Fennel + Black Pepper Pork Sausage | Parmesan Polenta | Red Wine Stewed Summer Peppers
(to enjoy with the "Buck Cobb" Zin)
Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs | Spicy Soy + Honey Glaze | Crispy Ginger + Peanut Crumble | Thai Fried Rice
(to enjoy with the "Duarte" and "Rattlesnake" Zins)
Dark Chocolate Pot De Crème | Whipped Vanilla Creme | Cognac Macerated Cherries
(to enjoy by itself or with Chateau Monet Liqueur Framboise)
Here's the wine line-up:
TURLEY WINE FLIGHT (3 wines ~ 3 oz. pours): $18
2017 Turley “Buck Cobb Vineyard” Zinfandel
2017 Turley “Duarte” Zinfandel
2017 Turley “Rattlesnake” 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
2017 Turley "Buck Cobb" Zinfandel ~ $46
(Amador County) Review by Wine Advocate: 93 points. This wine has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and a pretty perfume of dried exotic flowers over sliced apricot, warm redcurrant, black berry and black cherry, with dried leaves and soil hints. Medium-bodied, it has a good spicy, tricolored fruit core and grainy tannins, finishing long.
2017 Turley "Duarte" Zinfandel ~ $54
(Contra Costa County) Review by Wine Advocate: 93 points. This wine comes from three vineyards planted between 1890 and 1930, with own-rooted vines in sandy soils. Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it opens with warm cinnamon toast, shaved nutmeg and touches of candied peach over a core of sliced blueberries and warm black cherries with earthy nuances. Medium to full-bodied, it has great intensity in the mouth, with black and blue fruits and spicy layers, great juicy acidity and a structuring frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and flavorful.
2017 Turley "Rattlesnake" Zinfandel ~ $67
(Howell Mountain) Review by Wine Advocate. 95+ Points. From vines planted at an elevation of 2,400 feet, the 2017 Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge has a very deep ruby-black color and aromas of perfumed earth and crème de cassis with dense black fruit preserves at the core, plus charcuterie, meat and herbs hints. Full-bodied and huge in the mouth, with very dense, lush, ripe and perfumed black fruits, it has firm framing tannins and wonderful juicy acidity, finishing very long and layered.