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Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2013 Wine Review

Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2013

Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2013

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ravenswood

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

More Vintages: 2011  2008  2007 

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SINGLE VINEYARD. Incredibly rich, full-bodied, concentrated and delicious! This is old vine Californian Zinfandel at its best. Pair with cured meats. MINE: The Californian Zinfandel Ravenswood is renowned for its quality year after year. This bottling is part of the winery's single vineyard line from 2011. Finishes with smoke and dark fruit. OTHER: Joel Peterson has been making wine from the Teldeschi family's vineyard on the Dry Creek Bench since 1982. This comes from vines planted between 1900 and 1910 on red, iron-rich gravelly loam; it's mostly zinfandel, though it gains tannic depth and dark color from petite surah (12 percent) and Alicante bouchet (seven percent) and, perhaps, a little spicy complexity from carignan (two percent). There's delicious suppleness to the fruit, yet its stony tannins hold a cooling mintiness underneath-a sensation that made our panel think about mountain cabernet as much as zin. The astonishing thing about this wine, aside from its structural integrity, is its sheer range of aromas, from the brightness of pomegranate seeds through anise and cassis to the earthy savor of a damp forest floor littered with black trumpet mushrooms. It feels like a great vineyard capturing a great California vintage. Age it for another five years at least. Score - 94 (wineandspirits.com, Feb. 2016). - Community Wine Reviews

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