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2010 Turley - Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel
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SKU: 93314-2010-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (16.1% alcohol): Good bright ruby. Precise, vibrant aromas and flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate and spicecake. Dense, sweet and firm, with terrific fruit intensity. Very strong material here but the finish is a bit blocked today by pronounced dusty tannins. Lay this one down. (Unfortunately, my first bottle of the Dragon Zinfandel Howell Mountain was corked. A later sample was also a bit musty, and showed little zinfandel fruit sweetness--I assume due to a cork problem as well.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Dense and powerful, with aromas of black cherry and Asian spice that lead to concentrated flavors of black currant, mineral and fresh sage. Tannins tighten the finish.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2018
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    One of the clear highlights among these 2010s, the Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge saturates the palate with serious density, yet also maintains gorgeous delineation. Crushed rocks, asphalt and blackberry jam all take shape in the glass, while a core of intense minerality runs through to the finish. Over time, the Rattlesnake Ridge just keeps getting better and better. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: npayab
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

  • 98 bottles owned
  • 58 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 58 collectors)