RAVENSWOOD Single Vineyard Teldeschi Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2013$0.00
A lively wine exhibiting blue fruits and seductive spices. The finish is lengthy and pleasant.
79% Zinfandel, 12% Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah
The 2013 Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel is the quintessential Dry Creek Valley Zin: inky black Colour, aromas of blue fruits, blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate, and black pepper. The weight and structure are nothing short of extraordinary. The finish is lengthy and enjoyable.
RATINGS & AWARDS
94 Points & Year's Best Zinfandel - Wine & Spirits, February 2016 The astonishing thing about this wine, aside from its structural integrity, is its sheer range of aromas... It feels like a great vineyard capturing a great California vintage.
90 Points & Gold Medal - 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Zinfandel is a grape that, if God could grow it in only one place, He would grow it in Dry Creek Valley. Teldeschi Vineyard always gives the highest quality of the Zinfandel that Ravenswood crushes from the Dry Creek Valley.
Lorenzo Teldeschi returned from America to his family's Tuscan village of Casabasciana to procure a wife, only to enlist in the Italian army when World War I broke out. When Lorenzo went missing in action, his wife Eugenia and the townspeople grew resigned to the inevitable and staged a memorial. Imagine the scene in Casabasciana when, a few days after his "funeral," Lorenzo Teldeschi came walking into town. A year later, he and his wife had their second son, Franco. The family eventually returned to California and Franco (who began calling himself Frank in America) planted his own vineyard and sold the grapes to Italian home winemakers in San Francisco. Sometime later, during the 1970's, a young winemaker came to their house in Dry Creek Valley and asked if he could buy grapes for his new winery, Ravenswood. He and Frank sat down under a tree and Frank opened a bottle of his homemade wine. Four hours later, Joel Peterson could hardly walk, but he had a deal for a few tons of Zinfandel. Today, Ravenswood is lucky enough to get the grapes from the entire vineyard.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl