2005 Ravenswood Zinfandel "Teldeschi"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Teldeschi"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, & 5% Carignane
Region: Dry Creek Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,600
KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: September 17, 2007
Wine Review: This very approachable wine opens with a cherry like bouquet with some hints of cassis and a faint touch of bay leaf. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, nicely balanced, and requires little effort to enjoy it. This wine is not overly complex. It would pair nicely with pork tenderloin with a rosemary brown sauce. The finish is very dry, has fine tannins, but is brief. Enjoy this crowd pleaser. – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2005 Teldeschi Zinfandel is deep garnet in color and offers spicy aromas of cinnamon and cardamom amid an inviting black cherry overlay. Huge black cherry flavors follow through to the palate where they are followed by the typical Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel characters of vanilla cherry and sweet plum. – Joel Peterson
Organic status: not organic
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