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Talty Zinfandel Felice Connolly Vineyard Napa Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% zin, valley floor in St Helena, 100 Gorgeous on the nose, dark and sIghtly jammy raspberry fruit filled with nuanced oily seeds and a flourish of green herbs with a touch of vanilla adding depth. On entry this is big, a little chewy,and filled with dark raspberry and red curranty fruit. Zesty big and jammy in the mouth with powerful wild berry and fresh green herb note on the finish. There are lovely fine grained tannins here adding a little savory and a lightly chocolate edge to the fruit. This is just so fresh and zesty with a sage and almost minty accent on the backend that leads to a dark and chewy finish. 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 Zinfandel Felice Connolly Vineyard Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,189
4.50 5
11/02/2013

100% zin, valley floor in St Helena, 100 Gorgeous on the nose, dark and sIghtly jammy raspberry fruit filled with nuanced oily seeds and a flourish of green herbs with a touch of vanilla adding depth. On entry this is big, a little chewy,and filled with dark raspberry and red curranty fruit. Zesty big and jammy in the mouth with powerful wild berry and fresh green herb note on the finish. There are lovely fine grained tannins here adding a little savory and a lightly chocolate edge to the fruit. This is just so fresh and zesty with a sage and almost minty accent on the backend that leads to a dark and chewy finish. 93pts


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Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357247,259
4.70 5
11/01/2013

Four and a half glasses




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