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Talty Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley William Talty Vineyards 2001

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The color shows some age here for sure, healthy red with brick, though not brown. Aromatically, this is rather delicate, showing a touch of brown sugar and herb over red currant and red cherry Lifesaver fruit. A touch of almond adds detail. This is very smooth in the mouth, broad and a bit low, but with bright, mouthwatering acids. The fruit, cocoa powder and dried strawberry fruit flavors are really well meshed and while a bit on the subtle side, are lovely. There’s a hint of mint on the finish which is a bit short, though with nice cherry pit and prune notes. On its way to becoming Rioja. 91pts

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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 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley William Talty Vineyards

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,739
4.50 5
01/18/2012

The color shows some age here for sure, healthy red with brick, though not brown. Aromatically, this is rather delicate, showing a touch of brown sugar and herb over red currant and red cherry Lifesaver fruit. A touch of almond adds detail. This is very smooth in the mouth, broad and a bit low, but with bright, mouthwatering acids. The fruit, cocoa powder and dried strawberry fruit flavors are really well meshed and while a bit on the subtle side, are lovely. There’s a hint of mint on the finish which is a bit short, though with nice cherry pit and prune notes. On its way to becoming Rioja. 91pts


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Snooth User: RexSeven
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4.00 5
02/08/2012

I've had the 2006 Estate and the 2007 Dwight. I really liked the '06 Estate. Very rich. The Dwight was pretty hot. Needed more age. Both were HEAVY with sediment. unusual for a zin. My rating is for the '06Estate...




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