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    Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2007
    Zinfandel - Sonoma County, California

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    • CG95
    • ST94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Connoisseurs' Guide, 94 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 102894

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The mostly old vines that make up our Teldeschi are Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah, a mélange typical of older vineyard plantings in California. The three varieties are fermented separately and blended to taste. Native yeast fermentation, small open-top fermenters, manual punching down of the cap, minimal processing, and aging in small French oak cooperage all contribute to a style that brings out the best of the vineyard—power and big flavors. Teldeschi Vineyard is always the highest quality of the Zinfandel vineyards that Ravenswood crushes from the Dry Creek Valley.

    The 2007 Teldeschi Zinfandel is richly perfumed with scents of black raspberry, apricot, and aromatic spices. Subtle tobacco flavors mingle with flavors of plum and cherry. Red and dark berries dominate the flavor, where they are joined by the typical Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel characters of vanilla, cherry, and sweet plum-like fruit.

    Critical Acclaim:

    22% Petite Sirah; 2% Carignane. Nicely ripened blackberry first aromas are comfortably filled out by suggestions of red cherries, sweet oak, a touch of caramel and spicy background notes. Full-bodied on the palate with its suppleness running to a bit of flesh, but balanced quite well, this wine tightens up and finds structure figuring prominently in its latter half. Expect four to six years of growth at a minimum. It is made in the classic, sweet-berry, light spice mold of the Dry Creek Valley and is bound to entertain all but the most power hungry Zin fans

    95 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    Deep ruby. Highly perfumed bouquet of black raspberry, apricot and potpourri expands with air and picks up a subtle tobacco quality. A real basket of fruits on the palate, offering flavors of plum, cherry, red and dark berries and exotic apricot and peach pit. The finish repeats the sweet red berry note and clings impressively. I'd drink this sexy wine on the young side, for its bodacious fruit character. 93-94

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Dry and rugged in tannins, this Zin displays a complex array of wild berry, tobacco, cocoa and dusty Asian spice flavors. It’s a little heavy in liqueur-type softness. Calls for barbecue, grilled beef, or even dark chocolate.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    From a 30-acre vineyard, where the oldest vines date to 1913, this is a field blend dominated by zinfandel, with carignane and petite sirah; Joel Peterson has been making wine from Teldeschi since the 1970s. In 2007, the vines produced an intense wine, full and complete rather than hyperripe. The fruit has a portobello mushroom tone, the tannins a gravelly edge. It's built to age, or to decant for a grilled rib-eye.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    User Reviews:

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    Kathy DiPietro (1/30/2012)
    This wine is soft and supple- which is a shame, since it once was BIG & BOLD. I bought my bottles at the winery and at that time it was TRIPLE D - dark, delicious and dangerous. Opened it last night and was surprised the wine had softened. It was full fruit last night, but today feels tired and old. It's a fading one-night wonder. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
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    MichiganCliffy (2/29/2012)
    Wow, fantastic. Great bottle of wine to end the week with. Just remember to share as the hangover can be a bit tough.
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    Andrea W. (11/19/2011)
    We love this wine! What more can I say
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    sipper (12/13/2011)
    Still very good. Needs to breathe for fifteen min then it is perfect.
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    Peter Foster (9/15/2011)
    Outstanding Old Vine Zin
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    Kim Broers (4/4/2012)
    I wasn't wild about this wine. The Seghesio bluecap is a much better drink/deal at a few bucks less. I like my zins bolder and spicier.
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    Cliffy!!!!! (6/28/2012)
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