Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2013

SKU : 401416

W&S 94  

Type : Zinfandel

Producer : Ravenswood

Tags: California, Red Wine


Description

W&S 94

Joel Peterson has been making wine from the Teldeschi family’s vineyard on the Dry Creek Bench since 1982. This comes from vines planted between 1900 and 1910 on red, iron-rich gravelly loam; it’s mostly zinfandel, though it gains tannic depth and dark color from petite sirah (12 percent) and alicante bouchet (seven percent) and, perhaps, a little spicy complexity from carignan (two percent). There’s delicious suppleness to the fruit, yet its stony tannins hold a cooling mintiness underneath—a sensation that made our panel think about mountain cabernet as much as zin. The astonishing thing about this wine, aside from its structural integrity, is its sheer range of aromas, from the brightness of pomegranate seeds through anise and cassis to the earthy savor of a damp forest floor littered with black trumpet mushrooms. It feels like a great vineyard capturing a great California vintage. Age it for another five years at least. Wine & Spirits

This old-vine wine contains 12% Carignane and 8% Petite Sirah, and is one of the larger of the producer's single-vineyard offerings. Feral black fruit and fig form a core of concentrated richness before red-berry pie and vanilla come into play, finishing with a blur of toasty oak. Wine Enthusiast

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W&S 94

Joel Peterson has been making wine from the Teldeschi family’s vineyard on the Dry Creek Bench since 1982. This comes from vines planted between 1900 and 1910 on red, iron-rich gravelly loam; it’s mostly zinfandel, though it gains tannic depth and dark color from petite sirah (12 percent) and alicante bouchet (seven percent) and, perhaps, a little spicy complexity from carignan (two percent). There’s delicious suppleness to the fruit, yet its stony tannins hold a cooling mintiness underneath—a sensation that made our panel think about mountain cabernet as much as zin. The astonishing thing about this wine, aside from its structural integrity, is its sheer range of aromas, from the brightness of pomegranate seeds through anise and cassis to the earthy savor of a damp forest floor littered with black trumpet mushrooms. It feels like a great vineyard capturing a great California vintage. Age it for another five years at least. Wine & Spirits

This old-vine wine contains 12% Carignane and 8% Petite Sirah, and is one of the larger of the producer's single-vineyard offerings. Feral black fruit and fig form a core of concentrated richness before red-berry pie and vanilla come into play, finishing with a blur of toasty oak. Wine Enthusiast

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