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Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ravenswood

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

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.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89-92 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-02
  • 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 ...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar on 6/08