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Ravenswood Single Vineyard Teldeschi Zinfandel

Ravenswood Single Vineyard Teldeschi Zinfandel 2014

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThis wine always saves the zinfandel tasting, restoring respectability and class to this amazing grape with its old vines, dry-farming and site in the venerable Dry Creek Valley. Classic zin, recognizable for its tell-tale blue fruits and warm spices. The Teldeschi Vineyard, planted between 1913 and 1919, brings a century of life to this wine and takes no prisoners. The blend is 80 percent zinfandel with a 12/8 split of carignan and petite sirah. The nose is fragrant and fresh, spiked with black and blue fruit aromas tempered by floral, peppery notes. The balance is obvious from the start, offering an elegant, graceful slick of black raspberry, white pepper spicing and a long, warm (but not hot) savoury finish. You can drink this now, but patience will yield a superb bottle of zin in 2024 and beyond. This is real wine.Tasted: 24 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: AB 52.49 private wine stores Producer: Ravenswood WineryDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Varietal: ZinfandelCSPC: 905901UPC: 715826102998