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These older (and some younger) low production vines that make up the Teldeschi wine from Ravenswood are a mix of Zinf...Read more...
Today I received a delivery of 5 bottles of 2008 Ravenswood Teldeschi Zin from wineshopper.com! So tonight I will enjoy a bottle. The 2008 Ravens... Read more
Freshly picked black fruit envelopes the nose, which is pure and dense, yet delicate. The fruit continues onto the palate, unveiling black cherry, ... Read more
The Belloni Zinfandel is a terroir-driven wine, beautifully balanced with an attractive earthy complexity. It shows a soft spicy attack of fresh bl... Read more
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Today I received a delivery of 5 bottles of 2008 Ravenswood Teldeschi Zin from wineshopper.com! So tonight I will enjoy a bottle. The 2008 Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel comes from a great family vineyard run by the Teldeschi family and focusing on growing Zin, along with petite syrah and carignane, which are often blended with this wine. The wine expresses everything I expect in a great Zin, the nose is full of bright fruit, blackberry, cherry, black currant, along with a wonderful hint of cedar and tobacco. The color is an inky, dark purple that suggest the strength of the wine and the smoothness of the tannins. On the palate it's a simply delicious and vibrant explosion of fruit, followed by a long, smooth, dry finish that is so characteristic of the Zins of the Dry Creek Valley in the Sonoma Valley. So wonderful, it would pair well with a grilled steak, seared tuna with a wasabi glaze, or a simple Italian dish, like the sausage with onions and multi-colored peppers I am enjoying it with tonight! Keep in mind also, this is a young wine, and although I treated myself tonight, the remaining bottles will likely be cellared for at least a few years to mature. Overall, this wine is a little expensive, with a usual price around $35, but I got a great deal on this for only $21, and for that price I rate this a solid 4 to 4.5! There are so many other great wines from Ravenswood I'd encourage you to try, from their basic everyday table reds for $8-9 to their exclusive single vineyard bottlings, they are all high quality, great wines that have never disappointed me!
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Freshly picked black fruit envelopes the nose, which is pure and dense, yet delicate. The fruit continues onto the palate, unveiling black cherry, plum and blackberry, a vinous reflection of the deep-vined, dry-farmed, old vine Zinfandel that Joel Pe... Devon Magee. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2008 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard 750ml
The Belloni Zinfandel is a terroir-driven wine, beautifully balanced with an attractive earthy complexity. It shows a soft spicy attack of fresh black raspberry and brambly blackberry with distinct earth and tobacco notes, finishing very long.
Imagine the soft, smooth texture of a fine Merlot. Then combine it with the briary, peppery flavors of a Sonoma Zinfandel. That's what you get in this dry, complex young wine. It's a classic Zinfandel that, despite high alcohol, doesn't feel hot. - S... Wine Enthusiast. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2008 Ravenswood Zinfandel Belloni Vineyard 750ml
Imagine the soft smooth texture of a fine Merlot. Then combine it with the briary peppery flavors of a Sonoma Zinfandel. That s what you get in this dry complex young wine. It s a classic Zinfandel that despite high alcohol doesn t feel hot. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast.
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 bright raspberry flavors and balancing acidity. The Petite Sirah provides deep color, pepper spice and firm tannins. Small open-top fermenters, the use of native yeast fermentation, 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 in the vineyard. The three varieties are fermented separately and blended to taste to produce the best wine possible from the vineyard in each year.The resulting wine is a Dry Creek classic, with its deep, almost blue black color and an aroma that exhibits the regional character of vanilla and ripe cherries. There are also the added complexities of red raspberries and black pepper. The impression of roundness, fullness, and sweet fruit are well balanced by refreshing acidity and smooth ripe tannins in the mouth. The full, multi-layered flavors linger long in the finish. This will be a wine that will please when it is young, but will please greatly when it is 7 to 10 years in the bottle, thus making it the perfect synthesis of tradition, hard work, excellent grape production, superior microclimate and dedicated winemaking
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