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."