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Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ravenswood

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) These older (and some younger) low production vines that make up the Teldeschi wine from Ravenswood are a mix of Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah. This melange is typical of the older plantings in California that use the different nature of each grape to elicit the best wine from the specific conditions of a particular growing region, while also allowing for flexibility in a vintage. The majority grape, Zinfandel, provides a thick ripe cherry berry character, while the Carignane provides br...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) With lots and lots of well-defined, optimally ripened blackberry and stone fruit notes leading the way in both its very deep, full-scaled aromas and wonderfully well-extracted flavors, this year's Teldeschi hits all the right varietal marks. It is at once endowed with zesty acidity and palpable tannins, yet both of those pieces of the puzzle are appropriately buffered by plenty of real fruit at its very heart. The wine's obvious richness may tempt some into early drinking, but this one is bound t...
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2005 Vintage) This very approachable wine opens with a cherry like bouquet with some hints of cassis and a faint touch of bay leaf. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, nicely balanced, and requires ...