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Great, big, slightly jammy raspberry, Zin berry aromas with notes of vanilla and sweet cinnamon-sugar toast greet the nose. This is big entry, with... 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
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
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Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel
Great, big, slightly jammy raspberry, Zin berry aromas with notes of vanilla and sweet cinnamon-sugar toast greet the nose. This is big entry, with a hint of sweetness accenting the plummy fruit which shows tons of wild berry fruit, black raspberry, and bramble on the finish. This is a big, complete Zin, not nuanced but layered and balanced, and packed with fruit. Structurally it’s a bit on the softer side, making it very approachable today. 90 points
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
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!
Deep, complex, floral and fungal. Rustic and full of plum and raisin, finishes with a hint of olive and dark chocolate.
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
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.
Thick and plummy with firm tannins. Nice blueberry highlights. Blackberry. Woodsy, truffle nose with some mushroom character. Very nice.
Powerful, robust, earthy zin. Pair with a nice, juicy steak.
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.
External Reviews for Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel
Glass-staining purple. Powerful aromas of blackberry compote, smoky herbs, potpourri and olive, with a lively mineral undertone; smells like syrah. Then lush and creamy in texture, offering broad dark berry, cherry-cola, violet pastille and smoky m... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard 750ml
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard 750ml
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
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
Ravenswood Zinfandel 2006 Teldeschi and all other wine from Ravenswood are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
Bright, purple aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Then almost shockingly dense, fleshy and sweet, and still quite primary, with perfectly integrated acidity. Has the sheer fullness to partly hide its huge struc... Stephen Tanzer. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 1999 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard 750ml
90 points Wine Spectator: Vibrant and zesty, with bright raspberry and cinnamon aromas and focused, briary flavors of cherry, cedar and cracked white pepper. Finishes on a crisp mineral note. Drink now through 2017. 1,430 cases made. (2012)
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