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Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2010

Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2010

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

Price: $66.99
Item No. 116952
  • ST94
  • V94
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Good medium ruby. Pungent, steely aromas and flavors of blackberry, spicecake, chocolate, orange peel and white pepper; almost syrah-like. Dense and sweet in the mouth but with terrific aromatic lift thanks to firm acidity and a strong white pepper quality. Really lovely definition and perfume here. Exhilaratingly long, palate-cleansing finish. I never would have guessed this wine had a pH of 3.9. Superb zinfandel."
94 Points

"The 2010 Zinfandel Mead Ranch opens with a precise, beautifully delineated bouquet laced with sweet red berries, mint, tobacco and incense. Delineation, purity and precision are some of the qualities that distinguish the Mead Ranch. An expressive, creamy finish rounds things out in style. The Mead Ranch is one of many standouts in this lineup of 2010s from Turley. "
94 Points

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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