Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2009
Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Powerful scents of boysenberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and dark chocolate. Chewy dark berry compote and bitter cherry flavors are underscored by strong mineral, smoke and licorice qualities. Sweet and gently tannic on the finish but not at all hard.
"Ravenwood's Teldeschi Zins have typically been among our favorites year in and year out, and, if outshone by its Old Hill cellarmate in 2009, it again earns enthusiastic endorsement for its deep, wonderfully pure varietal fruit. It is not an immediate wine, and it takes its time to bloom and show its full breadth of character, but there is real structure and enormous depth at work here, and its future would seem to be as sure as sure gets."
"This is a big, strong Zinfandel, packing a real punch in terms of flavor. It brings blasts of ripe summer blackberry and cherry, with notes of anise, nettle, chamomile, white pepper and briar. Carignane and Petite Sirah round out this complex, delicious blend, which is fully ready to drink now with game, rich stews or easy backyard barbecue."
I have been drinking this Zin since 2005 vintage. Always consistent.
Smooth & Supple
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Fueled initially by the inspiration and winemaking skills of Joel Peterson, aided and abetted by his business partner W. Reed Foster, Ravenswood winery has been dedicated to top quality, hand-crafted wine since the first crush in 1976. Every Ravenswood wine carries a unique vintage and vineyard identity in addition to the intense powerful - gothic - character with which the winery...
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America
(Croatia has been named its origin),
it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California.
During Prohibition, many
Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...
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