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2007 Turley Zinfandel Mead Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA

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SKU: 80683-2007-750

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$45.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($35) Good full ruby. Quite closed on the nose, hinting at bitter chocolate. Broad and plush but tightly wrapped, even clenched, today, with briary dark fruit flavors in the deep background. Best today on the long finish, which features very good peppery lift.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Freshness allied with serious power, concentration, and fruit is apparent in the deep ruby-colored 2007 Zinfandel Mead Ranch from the Atlas Peak sector of Napa. It exhibits outstanding fruit intensity (briery black currant and black cherry notes), a striking minerality, full-bodied power, and an enticing, zesty exuberance. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: KMS
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Lots of Pepper
    Author: VJW
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

  • 191 bottles owned
  • 99 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 99 collectors)