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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 5 
ProducerTurley (web)
VineyardSalvador Vineyard
SubRegionSan Francisco Bay
AppellationContra Costa County

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2015 (based on 5 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Turley Zinfandel Salvador on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Sklein01 on 2/17/2014 & rated 90 points: With FP and Deb. Very good. (1133 views)
 Tasted by WDSteers on 8/29/2013 & rated 90 points: more red berry fruit flavor than most Zin esp Turley, Not too tannic , silky and cocoa hints. Especially finessed for 1896 root stock.
Paired with vegan cassoulet. (1392 views)
 Tasted by gossba on 3/14/2013 & rated 90 points: Pepper and tannic upfront with a sweet finish. Not my favorite 2010 turley. (1694 views)
 Tasted by jaxpaj on 2/25/2013 & rated 91 points: VERY Unique!! This is like a late harvest Zin. Smooth, thick, touch sweet, peppery notes on the back end. This will be a polarizing wine where some will love and others will say this is what I hate about CA wines. (1803 views)
 Tasted by Griffin5416 on 2/3/2013 & rated 90 points: Not as rich as some of the other Turleys but certainly has the turley character. Prefer some of the others but this is very solid. (1650 views)
 Tasted by BigSchmove on 2/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Very nice bottle of grapes. This is traditional Turley. I really enjoyed very balanced and full body. Grab it an go.... (956 views)
 Tasted by Mootsie on 1/19/2013 & rated 91 points: Enjoyable, young Turley. Fruit forward, medium body, not really as intense as others I've had from them. Cranberry, raspberry nose. Anise, raspberry, a little heat, some oak, very balanced tannins. In summary, smooth, easy drinking, relatively sweeter wine with a little spice pop. (779 views)
 Tasted by Fred44 on 12/10/2012 & rated 91 points: Dense, fruit forward, balanced tannins. (845 views)
 Tasted by Mike Dildine on 12/9/2012 & rated 91 points: An excellent Turley Contra Costa Old Vine Zin!! (753 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012)
(Turley Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard Contra Costa County) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162
(Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard Contra Costa County) Subscribe to see review text.
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2010 Turley Zinfandel Salvador Vineyard

Winemaker's Notes: If there were such a thing as a classic Contra Costa County Zinfandel (and we’re slowly but surely working towards that!) the Salvador would be it. The vineyard was planted in 1896 on its own roots in Delhi blow sand, which prevented phylloxera from rearing its ugly head. Soils are over 40 feet deep which allows the roots to extend deep into underground water tables. What sets the Salvador apart from other Zinfandels is the white fruit and floral aromatics – nectarine, orange blossom and peach pit. The wine is focused by firm acidity and stable, supple tannins that will help it age gracefully as well.


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