Ravenswood Zin Teldeshi 2007
Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zin Teldeshi
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
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
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.
Seemed average, sugary.
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 Zin Teldeshi
This is Ravenswood's introductory Zinfandel. A full-bodied red with black berry fruit, cherries, and pepper aromas. If you like this Zin, try the rest of their wines: you'll immediately see the family resemblance.
Raspberries, blueberries, black cherries, and spicy hints of oak spring forthfrom the fruit-laden aroma of this wine. Well balanced with supple tanninsand a long, fruit-forward finish make this wine a pleasure to drink nowand for the next couple of years. A very sophisticated wine for the price.
Medium red. Fresh redcurrant and strawberry aromas are lightly kissed by smoky herbs. Silky and fine, with bright red fruit and herb flavors, smooth tannins and a persistent raspberry note on the finish. Pretty impressive for the money, and there are 6 million bottles of this. Irsquo;ve bought this at gas stations! Peterson notes that it was fermented completely with native yeasts.
Each year winemaker Joel Peterson combs the countryside to seek wineries with small lots of well-made Zinfandel, which are blended with some of Ravenswoodrsquo;s Zinfandel to produce a well-structured wine with charming, youthful fruit. The wine has spicy, ripe raspberry aromas and flavors of black cherry, mint and vanilla. It finishes crisp and clean.
Readers looking for a $10 Zinfandel that admirably displays that varietalrsquo;s berry character along with tangy spice should check out Ravenswoodrsquo;s 1999 Zinfandel Vintnerrsquo;s Blend. It is a medium-weight, correctly made effort that is best consumed over the next 12ndash;18 months.
Basic everyday Zin, fruity enough to go with just about anything. Gets the nod for its polished cherry fruit, richly tannic structure and glyceriney sweetness, although itrsquo;s really a dry wine.
Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2007 - Ravenswood: Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2007 - Rotwein von RavenswoodDer Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2007 erscheint hell und protzig im Glas, wobei reife Himbeeren, Brombeeren und Vanille einen weichen, süßen Kern umhüllen, welcher durch Zimtdüfte hervorgehobenen wird.Weingut: RavenswoodLand: USARegion: KalifornienRebsorten: 76% Zinfandel, 9% Carignan, 8% Petite Sirah, 7% verschiedeneInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol. %Säuregehalt: 6 g/lRestsüße: 120 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate) Rotwein > USA > Kalifornien
Food Pairings for Ravenswood Zin Teldeshi
78% Zinfandel and 22% Mixed Blacks The 2007 Belloni is characterized by particularly dark opaque color and a rich boysenberry, candied cherry, mocha flavor - characteristics achieved by the cofermentation of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Alicante Bouchet grapes. Seemingly sweet, this wine is very round and full with lots of boysenberry, blackberry, and blueberry hints to it. The nice cool climate acidity gives the wine a good balance and structure. Enjoy its long, elegant, spicy finish that fills the palate beautifully. – Joel Peterson
1300 cases produced.
|Sugar: 0.6 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.85 grams per liter|
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