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2011 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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2011 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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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

Inky ruby.  Heady, mineral-tinged aromas of blackberry, cassis, Smoky Indian spices and potpourri.  Weighty and chewy in texture initially, then more lively and velvety in the mid-palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a sexy violet pastille nuance.  Shows excellent concentration with no excess weight thanks to bright acidity that lifts the long, spice-accented finish.

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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