Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma 2007

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

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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

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Editorial Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,889
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
89065205,889
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


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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: Nathan P
261632886
2.00 5
09/29/2009

Seemed average, sugary.


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.


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External Reviews for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma

External Review
08/30/2009

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

A solid wine, with a firm texture and lots of plum and raspberry aromas and flavors. Hints at vanilla and turns a mite tannic on the finish, so probably best to drink after 1993.


External Review
05/19/2011

Straightforward, balanced and generous in flavor, echoing cherry and toast on a moderately long finish. Easy to approach but firm enough in texture to complement serious food.


External Review
06/10/2010

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
06/26/2010

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


External Review
05/19/2011

Chewy Zin, with concentrated dried wild berry, dried raspberry and strawberry jam flavors. Pretty vanilla tones linger, along with modest tannins and a slight metallic note. Good value from a Zinfandel specialist. Drink now through 2006.


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Ratings & Tags for Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma

158026 Snooth User: rar8888
rated this wine
2.50 5
08/26/2009

283212 Snooth User: nventure
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03/25/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

Bright flashy ripe raspberry blackberry and vanilla flavors are wrapped around a soft sweet fruit core highlighted by scents of cinnamon.

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

Bright flashy ripe raspberry blackberry and vanilla flavors are wrapped around a soft sweet fruit core highlighted by scents of cinnamon.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 1.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: .00056 grams per liter

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