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2002 Turley Zinfandel Mead Ranch

  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 80683-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($35; 16.5% alcohol) Deep ruby-red. Reticent aroma dominated by kirsch Fat, thick and huge, with superripe flavors verging on heavy. A bit muted by alcohol, and not yet making its voice heard. Finishes with building tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A ripe, plump, fleshy and concentrated style that's deftly balanced, with a medley of spice, wild berry, plum and pretty earth tones. Finishes with firm, ripe tannins that let the flavors push through.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Possessing tremendous finesse for a Zinfandel as well as surprising elegance given its 16.5% alcohol, the 2002 Zinfandel Mead Ranch Atlas Peak (400 cases) exhibits wonderful aromas of blueberries and blackberries, a distinctive smoky earthiness (probably due to the fact this vineyard is organically farmed and planted in red volcanic soil), admirable purity, and super palate presence.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Making "big reds" has been Larry Turley's passion since giving up his co-ownership of Frog's Leap Winery in 1993. Turley Wine Cellars is run by Larry and his wife Suzanne. Larry's sister, winemaker Helen Turley, made the wines here until 1995. Now the honor goes to Ehren Jordan, who also makes wines for Neyers. With a focus on producing old-vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Turley sources fruit from vineyards some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both the Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs have a dark, saturated, inky color, with intense fruit flavors that make unforgettable statements about the power and complexity these varieties may attain.

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 165 bottles owned
    • 75 collectors