"Cranberries, orange zest, savory herbs and wild flowers abound in the 2013 Zinfandel Mead Ranch. Medium in body and nuanced, the Mead Ranch impresses for its delicate, feminine personality and lifted aromatics. Intensely bright, saline-inflected notes flow through to the beautifully delineated finish. (92-94)" –Jan 2015
Mead Ranch is planted at about 1600 feet on Atlas Peak, on the south eastern side of Napa Valley. The vineyard was originally planted in the 1880s, though Turley's block is primarily from the 1970s. This vineyard is head-trained and planted in red volcanic soil. On a clear day you can see San Francisco, though those are few and far between, as this vineyard sees plenty of fog from the bay.
Winemaking: Fermentation with only natural yeasts; 80% French oak, 20% American oak (80% used, 20% new). Aged for approximately 15 months.