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Talty Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Estate William Talty Vineyards 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Same blend Huge on the nose with layered spicy oak, musky and animal scents framing the darkly brooding fruit. Rich yet light and smooth on the palate with big citrus peel herbal freshness up front, followed by dark wild cherry and blackberry fruit. This has a huge bramble berry midpalate, with hints of cocoa, some white pepper, and some ivy adding freshness. Today it’s a bit tight and angular on the finish, but it delivers huge Zinfandel flavors on a large scaled but well balanced frame. 93pts

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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
89065221,305
4.50 5
11/02/2013

Same blend Huge on the nose with layered spicy oak, musky and animal scents framing the darkly brooding fruit. Rich yet light and smooth on the palate with big citrus peel herbal freshness up front, followed by dark wild cherry and blackberry fruit. This has a huge bramble berry midpalate, with hints of cocoa, some white pepper, and some ivy adding freshness. Today it’s a bit tight and angular on the finish, but it delivers huge Zinfandel flavors on a large scaled but well balanced frame. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,305
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/02/2013

Classic Zin nose filled with fresh raspberry fruit framed by a little white chocolate, briar, pepper and a hint of bacon fat. Elegant and aromatic in the mouth, this is built on a nice base of slightly austere tannins and fine acids supporting zesty red raspberry and blackberry fruit that has a slightly herbal edge. the oak come into play on the midpalate, adding a touch of spice and leading to a firm finish that shows a little currant notes. Bright and effusive in the mouth with a little mineral edge, this is so pure and refreshing. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,305
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/20/2013

This is pretty and perfumed on the nose with a little minty edge to the red berry fruit on the nose. Just so smooth and bright in the mouth, this layers fresh raspberry and plum fruit across the palate backed with a nice hint of vanilla oak. The fruit is clear and transparent, showing more of a strawberry tone on the moderately spicy, long juicy finish. 91 points 2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel Dickerson Zinfandel Napa Valley 14.5% $33 Chocolate, red cherries in alcohol and a nice lightly toasted oak top note greet the nose, all bathed in a subtle mint-framing note. This shows only medium-plus body on the palate, with a nice bit of tannin making this rather firm and supporting its core of black earth, spice and black plum skin. This is spicy and quite well balanced, popping on the back end with more tart red fruit. A firm and focused and rather severe example of Zin. 91 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,305
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/07/2012

This is wonderfully expressive and varietal on the nose and while there’s an obvious oak presence, it supports the floral, lightly herbal and wonderfully fresh wild berry notes perfectly. A little light on entry though with perfect balance, the brambly blackberry and raspberry fruit really pops on the mid-palate. This shows more obvious oak and vanilla than the 2007. This maintains a really lovely herbal component on the palate that balances the toasty oak and keeps the cherry fruit perfectly centered. This really exhibits wonderful purity and fruit persistence on the long, palate staining finish. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,305
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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


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

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Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357248,431
4.70 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357248,431
4.70 5
Vintage: 2009 11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549180,906
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/15/2012

The nose was more restrained than the ’05 and ’07, yet still highly enjoyable with blackberry, floral notes and black pepper. On the palate, it was juicy with red berries, black currant, spicy vanillin, and herbs. The finish was palate coating, yet fresh with notes of sour red berries.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,320
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
92549180,906
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
81001919
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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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