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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2010
Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 116952)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $66.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mead Ranch seems to miraculously improve year after year, proving you should never settle even when you think you've attained excellence. Located on a plateau atop Atlas Peak in Napa, the Bay's cooling influence is easily felt—you can even see San Francisco on a clear day. Because of the general freshness of this microclimate, the vines have longer hang times, which lend the wine structure & balance. Graphite, minerals, and distinct mountain spice dominate the nose, while the palate reflects its terroir with a savory/smoked meat element.
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