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2005 Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley
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About Ravenswood Winery

Ravenswood Winery has humble origins, beginning in 1976. This was the year Joel Peterson harvested his first crop of Zinfandel. Not from his own vines, however, Joel consistently sourced grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County and Napa Valley. At first it wasn’t by choice, he simply couldn’t afford to buy land. Now, steadfast relationships have delivered a successful formula. As the old saying goes…if it ain’t broke…

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2005 Ravenswood Winery Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley

Producer: Ravenswood Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Zinfandel
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley

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95 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007

Saturated purple. Explosively aromatic nose features powerful blackberry, candied plum and fruitcake notes and an exotic Asian spice element. Not at all heavy, though, with the palate showing impressively energetic red and dark berry flavors, molten tannins and a taut, youthful quality on the back. According to Peterson, "this is the best fruit out of Dry Creek Valley."

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So good before and after dinner
07/21/2008
by grenache12652261
We had this smooth Zin with dinner, steak it was excellent, my wife even loved it. And afterward with Chocolate it was even better. Smooth and full of fruit.

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