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2010 Turley Zinfandel Cedarman

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel
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SKU: 215667-2010

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    (15.6% alcohol): Medium ruby. Dark berries, orange peel and earth on the nose. Dense and sappy but quite tightly wound, with black fruit and licorice flavors dominating. Doesn't have quite enough mid-palate pliancy and flesh to support its serious tannins, and thus a tad dry on the back today. Will this come into better balance with aging?
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Impressive for a 2010, offering powerful fruit, focus and pinpoint acidity. Aromas of boysenberry and spicy cinnamon lead to concentrated blackberry, mineral and smoky anise flavors. Tannins firm up on the finish. Cellar for now.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2021
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The personality of Howell Mountain in this vintage comes through in the 2010 Zinfandel Cedarman. Although it boasts considerable structure and sheer power, I don't think the 2010 has enough fruit or personality to stand up to the wine's pure heft.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: RidgeLovers
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2014-2018
    Author: cglass80
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.

Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as California’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers Turley, Martinelli, and Ridge for some of the best examples of California Zin.

Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 67 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 41 collectors)