|Article number:||Turley The White Coat 17|
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Larry Turley grew up in the south, and has spent a majority of his life on a farm (tobacco and dairy), where his respect for the land and its cultivation developed at a young age. He worked for years as an emergency room physician, but ended up meeting John Williams, the soon-to-be winemaker at Spring Mountain, by fate, and the two would open Frog’s Leap Winery together in 1981. Eventually, he sold his half of the company to John in 1993 and started his own Turley Wine Cellars, specializing in old vineyard sites. His sister Helen made wine here for the first couple of years, but moved on to own her own venture, gaining just as stellar of a reputation as her brother. Since, TWC has developed a reputation for some of the greatest zinfandels and petite sirahs from California. All of Turley's vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and only natural yeasts are used to spark fermentation. Though the blend has changed over the years, White Coat (named for Larry’s past career) comprises rich, textured roussanne from Rattlesnake Ridge on Howell Mountain moderated by acidity and structure of grenache blanc from Pesenti Vineyard. This comprises most of the blend, but they have recently started adding small amounts of verdelho from Lodi and vermentino from Amador, resulting in a rich, dynamic, complex (dry) white that is truly California. Sustainably grown.