Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2007

Avg Price: $31.99
3.97 5 0.5
Add
18 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Tasting Notes:

76% Zinfandel 22% Petite Sirah and 2% Carignane The 2007 Teldeschi Zinfandel is richly perfumed with scents of black...

Read more...
  • SN: 93

    Snooth Editorial Score

    93

    Close
  • ST: 94

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    94

    Close
  • CG: 95

    Connoisseurs Guide Score

    95

    Close
  • WE: 90

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    90

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Kreston Wines & Spirits
Wilmington, DE (2,500 mi)
USD 41.99
750ml
Buy Now

Confermented with mixed blacks, predominantly Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante, from this very cool site with sandy soils. Planted in about 190... Read more

2007 Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel – Planted between 1913 and 1919 predominantly to Zinfandel with almost a quarter Petite Sirah and a smat... Read more

Deep, complex, floral and fungal. Rustic and full of plum and raisin, finishes with a hint of olive and dark chocolate. Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,447
4.00 5
10/05/2009

Confermented with mixed blacks, predominantly Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante, from this very cool site with sandy soils. Planted in about 1900. 32% new wood. Big and bushy on the nose with notes of briar, seashells and big peppery top notes, some herbal tones give this a green peppercorn quality. Big, rich and juicy in the mouth with red apple acids giving real snap to the dark, earthy fruits. This finishes with big structure, those red apple acids as well as slightly drying, aggressive tannins. The boysenberry fruit on the palate is floating a bit beneath the structure with hints of dried leaves and smoky tones adding some complexity, Very youthful feeling with room to improve. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,447
4.50 5
10/05/2009

2007 Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel – Planted between 1913 and 1919 predominantly to Zinfandel with almost a quarter Petite Sirah and a smattering of Carignane vines. 31% new wood. Powerful on the nose and while more marked by cherry wood the big, plummy and dark cherry fruit seems able to handle the spice. There is a touch of butterscotch that is a bit disconcerting but nice earthy tones balance it nicely. This is remarkably elegant considering the weight and depth of the dark fruit on the palate. The fruit is fresh and crisp, bright ollaliberries framed with cigar box and spice tones. A rather refined Zin. 93pts


User Reviews for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

Add your review
4.00 5
09/24/2009

Deep, complex, floral and fungal. Rustic and full of plum and raisin, finishes with a hint of olive and dark chocolate.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
4.00 5
09/24/2009

a full bodied, deep wine filled with dark berries - blackberries, plums, currant, and spice with a more chocolate finish. can certainly age but will go terrific with a big steak dinner


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
4.00 5
09/24/2009

Nose of bread and baking spice - lots of complexity. Delicate currants in the mouth with a well-integrated acidity but a gentile finish with hints of cocoa.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.50 5
09/24/2009

Thick and plummy with firm tannins. Nice blueberry highlights. Blackberry. Woodsy, truffle nose with some mushroom character. Very nice.


Snooth User: thewinegal
357269228
4.00 5
01/19/2010

Powerful, robust, earthy zin. Pair with a nice, juicy steak.


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
4.50 5
10/20/2012

Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2014 (based on 14 user opinions) Community Tasting History Community Tasting Notes (average 90.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 134 notes) - hiding notes with no text Tasted by cubswinws on 10/10/2012 & rated 91 points: Very nice balanced zin. Not over the top or un-balanced as are so many. Just great! (443 views) Tasted by Bowmanifesto on 10/4/2012 & rated 90 points: Quoth the Ravenswood: Evermore! Love this bottle of Teldeschi, just like all the past. Anticipating the same luscious, jammy Zin delights in the future. (471 views) Tasted by Bowmanifesto on 9/26/2012 & rated 92 points: Powerhouse Zin, in its prime. Dark indigo for the eyes. Robust fruits for the nose. Jammy thrills for the palate. Lsting finish for the entire experience. First class wine at a coach class price. (624 views) Tasted by bzukaitis on 9/22/2012: Great again. Fruit forward slightly acidic. Ready to go. Drink up. (561 views) Tasted by Anonymous on 9/21/2012 & rated 90 points: Great upfront fruit with good pepper finish. Not as peppery as the 2008. (575 views) Tasted by prasm on 9/3/2012 & rated 89 points: Popped 1 hour before first pour, consumed over 4 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, black raspberry, blueberry, and black pepper. Palate: Medium bodied, dark red fruit up front, low acidity, turns a bit hollow through the mid-palate but what makes it through to the back end is tasty - sweet light raspberry and blueberry. Finish: Medium length red and blue fruit. (866 views) Tasted by ecola on 8/14/2012 & rated 91 points: Restrained dark fruit that is balanced by minerality and acidity. Red berries start to come out after a few hours. A very balanced zin for those looking for something not jammy. (1139 views) Tasted by ogres3 on 7/19/2012: Full bodied, nice fruit, good finish. Had with red beans and rice. Nice combo. (1385 views) Tasted by Beebe on 7/18/2012: Consistent with note from 2/2012. Very nice Zin. 91+/- (1430 views) Tasted by corkscrews on 7/15/2012 & rated 90 points: A nose of dark cherry, dark purple in the core of the glass, lightening to a bit of a garnet red on the edges. This single vineyard Zin is medium to full bodied, with a long finish. The alcohol comes through, but not too hot. The wine is robust and full-flavored, with a touch of dark fruit, but more obviously, a smoky, meaty element. www.winelx.com (1347 views) Tasted by bkrup on 7/7/2012 & rated 91 points: Drinking very well right now.


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
135358180
3.00 5
09/25/2010

This wine is a dark ruby color and fresh and spicy in nose, initial and even through the follow-through. The notes that are detected throught the nose and initial taste are spice, light fruit with lots of sunshine and slightly nutty. The follow through is easy and simple. There is not mouth coat and the throat feel is over quickly and leaves me yearning for more. This is a great Zinfandel and pairs well with a myriad of beef or porkchops. The meat should be lightly seasoned as the wine makes up for the difference. This is a VERY young wine and needs to age a little while longer, but once it sat for about 30 minutes, the nose opened up and became tolerable.


1 2

External Reviews for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

External Review
08/19/2011

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 ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2007 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard 750ml


Ratings & Tags for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

rated this wine
4.50 5
03/14/2013

rated this wine
3.50 5
03/15/2011

rated this wine
3.50 5
01/02/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Awards Accolades: 95 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide 93 - 94 Points - International Wine Cellar 93 Points - Wine News 90 Points - Wine Spirits 90 Points - Wine Entusiast About This Wine: 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.<br/><br/> 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. <br/>– <em>Joel Peterson</em><br/><br/> About The Winery: For as long as anybody cares to remember, this has been the credo (calling card? Battle cry? Team yell? Coat of arms?) of Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma, California. Expressing our commitment to full-flavored varietal wine — notably Zinfandel — it sums up our mission to capture everything a vineyard has to offer, and to promote it in a way that won't put people to sleep. Wine is, after all, one of the most fascinating and fun things in life, which is why Ravenswood winemaker Joel Peterson believes that it belongs on the table — not on a pedestal or in an ivory tower.<br/><br/> How did the name of Ravenswood become interchangeable with irresistibility? In the early 1970s, when California's claim to fame was the "best jug wine in the world," Joel's dream was to create wines that would rival the greatest of Europe. Turned out he wasn't dreaming: In his first vintage, 1976, he produced 327 cases of Dry Creek Zin that took first place in a prestigious San Francisco tasting. But despite the cult following and critical acclaim that began to swirl around its hypnotic logo, Ravenswood remained a roving boutique until the late 1980s, when its Vintners Blend program was launched. Conceived on Joel's conviction that, besides great wine, the world needs good, affordable wine ("a lake of wine an inch deep"), it redefined the concept of Best Jug Wine in the World.<br/><br/> Thanks to this and a few other things (not least, its tireless campaign against priggish elitism), Ravenswood acquired an informal reputation as the people's premium winery. In 1999 the company went public with a "Dutch auction" of shares offered over the Internet, and two years later Ravenswood was purchased by Constellation Brands, becoming part of its fine-wine division, Franciscan Estates — a productive partnership that kept the winery under Joel's control while providing greater resources for efficient operation and growth.<br/><br/> The picture has changed a bit since 1976. Following the original inspiration of wineries like Ravenswood, California has now shirked its once-wimpy status to a fault. But the more things change around our Sonoma headquarters, the more they stay the same. In this brave new enologically altered world, Ravenswood continues to set a stubborn standard for complex, balanced, uncompromising wine that captures everything a vineyard has to offer (and, we might add, nothing more).<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: Joel Peterson grew up on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay during the Dark Ages when California wine was judged by the type of jug it was bottled in. However, Joel's farsighted father Walter bucked the status quo by starting the San Francisco Wine Sampling Club, which studied fine wines from all over the world. Walter allowed his son to join the group's twice-weekly tastings when Joel was nine years old, carefully measuring the wine in the boy's glass — then his spittoon — to make sure everything was expectorated.<br/><br/> By the time he was a teenager, Joel thus had a working knowledge of European vineyards and vintages, along with a collection of headstrong opinions about what made good wine. After graduating from Oregon State University, he followed in the professional footsteps of his parents (both of whom were chemists), going to work as a laboratory scientist. On the side, he made money through wine writing and consulting, gaining a local reputation as a gifted taster (and tasteless punster).<br/><br/> Eventually it dawned on Joel that he had the background (not to mention the prejudices) to be an actual winemaker. Hence, he apprenticed with Joseph Swan — one of California's outstanding craftsmen of fine Zinfandel — to learn the art of traditional winemaking as practiced in Bordeaux and Burgundy. In 1976 Joel founded Ravenswood in partnership with fellow wine lover Reed Foster (a Harvard MBA gone astray) and over the next half-dozen years, their fledgling operation moved from the rear corner of one willing winery to another. When Ravenswood finally turned a profit after a dozen years of operation, they settled on the northern edge of Sonoma, where the winery's tasting room is located.<br/><br/> Joel is now acknowledged as a leader in California wine — an articulate spokesman and stylistic trendsetter who helped make Zinfandel the runaway phenomenon that it is today. If there were a California Winemaking Hall of Fame, he'd be a shoo-in for early induction — not just as a home-run hitter but as one of the most popular players in the majors. (It's said that even as a Little Leaguer he could handle the spitter with aplomb.)<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2007<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> 76% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, and 2% Carignane<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Dry Creek Valley<br/><br/> <strong>PH:</strong> 3.59<br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong> 20 months in 100% French Oak, 31% New, 30 1 Year Old<br/><br/> <strong>Ageability:</strong> Up to 7-10 years<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

Tasting Notes:

76% Zinfandel 22% Petite Sirah and 2% Carignane 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. – Joel Peterson

Awards Accolades: 95 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide 93 - 94 Points - International Wine Cellar 93 Points - Wine News 90 Points - Wine Spirits 90 Points - Wine Entusiast About This Wine: 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.<br/><br/> 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. <br/>– <em>Joel Peterson</em><br/><br/> About The Winery: For as long as anybody cares to remember, this has been the credo (calling card? Battle cry? Team yell? Coat of arms?) of Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma, California. Expressing our commitment to full-flavored varietal wine — notably Zinfandel — it sums up our mission to capture everything a vineyard has to offer, and to promote it in a way that won't put people to sleep. Wine is, after all, one of the most fascinating and fun things in life, which is why Ravenswood winemaker Joel Peterson believes that it belongs on the table — not on a pedestal or in an ivory tower.<br/><br/> How did the name of Ravenswood become interchangeable with irresistibility? In the early 1970s, when California's claim to fame was the "best jug wine in the world," Joel's dream was to create wines that would rival the greatest of Europe. Turned out he wasn't dreaming: In his first vintage, 1976, he produced 327 cases of Dry Creek Zin that took first place in a prestigious San Francisco tasting. But despite the cult following and critical acclaim that began to swirl around its hypnotic logo, Ravenswood remained a roving boutique until the late 1980s, when its Vintners Blend program was launched. Conceived on Joel's conviction that, besides great wine, the world needs good, affordable wine ("a lake of wine an inch deep"), it redefined the concept of Best Jug Wine in the World.<br/><br/> Thanks to this and a few other things (not least, its tireless campaign against priggish elitism), Ravenswood acquired an informal reputation as the people's premium winery. In 1999 the company went public with a "Dutch auction" of shares offered over the Internet, and two years later Ravenswood was purchased by Constellation Brands, becoming part of its fine-wine division, Franciscan Estates — a productive partnership that kept the winery under Joel's control while providing greater resources for efficient operation and growth.<br/><br/> The picture has changed a bit since 1976. Following the original inspiration of wineries like Ravenswood, California has now shirked its once-wimpy status to a fault. But the more things change around our Sonoma headquarters, the more they stay the same. In this brave new enologically altered world, Ravenswood continues to set a stubborn standard for complex, balanced, uncompromising wine that captures everything a vineyard has to offer (and, we might add, nothing more).<br/><br/> About The Winemaker: Joel Peterson grew up on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay during the Dark Ages when California wine was judged by the type of jug it was bottled in. However, Joel's farsighted father Walter bucked the status quo by starting the San Francisco Wine Sampling Club, which studied fine wines from all over the world. Walter allowed his son to join the group's twice-weekly tastings when Joel was nine years old, carefully measuring the wine in the boy's glass — then his spittoon — to make sure everything was expectorated.<br/><br/> By the time he was a teenager, Joel thus had a working knowledge of European vineyards and vintages, along with a collection of headstrong opinions about what made good wine. After graduating from Oregon State University, he followed in the professional footsteps of his parents (both of whom were chemists), going to work as a laboratory scientist. On the side, he made money through wine writing and consulting, gaining a local reputation as a gifted taster (and tasteless punster).<br/><br/> Eventually it dawned on Joel that he had the background (not to mention the prejudices) to be an actual winemaker. Hence, he apprenticed with Joseph Swan — one of California's outstanding craftsmen of fine Zinfandel — to learn the art of traditional winemaking as practiced in Bordeaux and Burgundy. In 1976 Joel founded Ravenswood in partnership with fellow wine lover Reed Foster (a Harvard MBA gone astray) and over the next half-dozen years, their fledgling operation moved from the rear corner of one willing winery to another. When Ravenswood finally turned a profit after a dozen years of operation, they settled on the northern edge of Sonoma, where the winery's tasting room is located.<br/><br/> Joel is now acknowledged as a leader in California wine — an articulate spokesman and stylistic trendsetter who helped make Zinfandel the runaway phenomenon that it is today. If there were a California Winemaking Hall of Fame, he'd be a shoo-in for early induction — not just as a home-run hitter but as one of the most popular players in the majors. (It's said that even as a Little Leaguer he could handle the spitter with aplomb.)<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2007<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> 76% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, and 2% Carignane<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Dry Creek Valley<br/><br/> <strong>PH:</strong> 3.59<br/><br/> <strong>Aging:</strong> 20 months in 100% French Oak, 31% New, 30 1 Year Old<br/><br/> <strong>Ageability:</strong> Up to 7-10 years<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.5%<br/><br/>

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5 6

3500 cases produced.

Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 1.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.12 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Zinfandel Top Lists








Snooth Media Network