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2016 Once and Future Zinfandel "Teldeschi Vineyard, Frank's Block"

Once & Future 2016 Frank's Block Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

Winery: Once and Future

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Teldeschi Vineyard, Frank's Block"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: Zinfandel with Carignane & Alicante Bouchet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 225

KWG Score: 95.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 15, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and dark purple colored Zinfandel opens with a fragrant strawberry and red plum bouquet with hints of menthol and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty red raspberry and plum blend with notes of cinnamon and faint oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a while. The Panel suggested pairing this wine with a pulled pork dinner or a charcuterie platter. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: When I started Once & Future, it seemed right to honor Frank and my long friendship with the Teldeschi family by making this favored old vineyard block into a stand-alone wine.

Organic status: not organic

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