Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel
Mead Ranch is planted at about 1600 feet on Atlas Peak, on the southeastern side of Napa Valley. The vineyard was originally planted in the 1880s, though our block is primarily from the 1970s. This vineyard is head-trained, planted in red volcanic soil. On a clear day you can see San Francisco; though those are few and far between, and thus this vineyard sees plenty of fog from the bay.
Wine Profile: Cracked pepper, fresh sage, rosemary and chaparral mingle with dark, macerated fruits on the nose. With firmly medium tannins and a pleasantly tart texture, the wine culminates in a multi-syllabic finish sure to convert even the most cantankerous of California naysayers.