Turley on Acid

Cinsault? From Lodi? A bright, zesty high acid sub-14% wine from Turley? I guess wonders never end. Cinsault, one of the work horse varieties of southern France, rarely gets the spotlight - usually for good reason. However, like so many of the lesser known Mediterranean varieties, in the hands of dedicated vintners with good vineyards, they can produce some exceptional wines. This wine may not be exceptional, but it is delicious. In some ways this wine is more reminiscent of southern Italian wine than California with its biting acidity and earthy fruit flavors. On top of that its under $20. I plan to grab all I can find for homemade pizza this winter. 

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