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2011 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Mead Ranch Atlas Peak
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About Turley Wine Cellars

When it comes to California Zinfandels, Larry Turley is the master. His are huge, exotic reds that often have head-spinning alcohol and a bit of residual sugar, but at their core, are really showcases for the rich, ripe, old-vine fruit...

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2011 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Mead Ranch Atlas Peak

Producer: Turley Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90? Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(16.1% alcohol; from vines planted between 1,400 and 1,500 feet above sea level; the crop level here was 0.57 tons per acre in 2011, according to Larry Turley):  Good medium red.  High-toned, distinctly liqueur-like nose, with a minty topnote.  Very sweet but a bit aggressive with alcohol and dominated today by high-toned mint and pepper elements.  A bit too exotic for me but undeniably rich.

89-91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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