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Talty Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Estate William Talty Vineyards 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is intense with pronounced oak notes but also shows lovely, peppery blackberry fruit and a little licorice. Rich and round in the mouth with lovely dried plum, bramble and chocolate-tinged black berry fruit and a lovely base of wood spice. This is so well balanced and while not a small wine, is transparent and fresh with vivid and intense flavors. The cherry fruit pops on the back end. Moderately long finish turns gently floral and wonderfully perfumed in the mouth. Love the fruit persistence here. 92pts

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Talty Vineyards & Winery:
The Talty story starts years ago with my father, William Talty. He was the first to introduce me to "Zinfandel Country", and it was with him that I learned and practiced the fine art of winemaking. It had always been our dream to own a winery; unfortunately, we were unable to bring that dream to fruition prior to his unexpected death in 1993. My family and I bought our vineyard in 1997 and name... Read more
The Talty story starts years ago with my father, William Talty. He was the first to introduce me to "Zinfandel Country", and it was with him that I learned and practiced the fine art of winemaking. It had always been our dream to own a winery; unfortunately, we were unable to bring that dream to fruition prior to his unexpected death in 1993. My family and I bought our vineyard in 1997 and named it in his honor. The Estate wine of the Talty Winery comes from dry-farmed grapes grown on our own six-acre vineyard in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley. For over one hundred years, the Dry Creek Valley has been home to thousands of acres of cultivated land, five hundred of which are solely Zinfandel grapes. Although Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes can be seen trellised all over the valley, the abundance and quality of the valley's Zinfandel grapes has led most to consider the Dry Creek Valley, "Zinfandel Country". As was my father's way, each Talty Zinfandel is truely handcrafted, from vine to wine. Our dry-farmed and head-pruned vines purposely produce a very small crop — approximately two tons per acre. This ensures the intensity and concentration of the fruit from the very start. Once picked, our grapes are fermented by their own natural yeast in small, open-top bins. They are punched down five times per day for the best flavor and color extraction. Our wines are available through our mailing list, at the winery, or at a handful of selected local fine wine retailers. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Talty Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Estate William Talty Vineyards

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,970
4.50 5
02/07/2012

This is intense with pronounced oak notes but also shows lovely, peppery blackberry fruit and a little licorice. Rich and round in the mouth with lovely dried plum, bramble and chocolate-tinged black berry fruit and a lovely base of wood spice. This is so well balanced and while not a small wine, is transparent and fresh with vivid and intense flavors. The cherry fruit pops on the back end. Moderately long finish turns gently floral and wonderfully perfumed in the mouth. Love the fruit persistence here. 92pts


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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
3.50 5
07/31/2013

Excellent Russian River zin. Well balanced with medium to dark fruit, blueberry and blackberry. Medium tannins and nice layers of complexity.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,595
4.00 5
01/15/2012

The nose was intense and expressive with toasty almond, sweet spices, blackberry jam, raisins and a sour cream note that added a savory balance to all the sweetness. On the palate, it was smooth as silk yet juicy with black cherry, spices and dark chocolate. It was remarkably balanced throughout and finished long yet clean.

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Snooth User: jkagel
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3.50 5
03/06/2010

Tasted at the 2010 Zap wine festival and I only captured the numeric rating. I’ll have to taste again to get more detailed notes.




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