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2010 Old Vine Zinfandel “The Origins” (Teldeschi Vineyard)


Planted in late 1880′s, these old (if not ancient) vines produced bold zinfandel with a graceful finish and mouthfeel. Typically we blend a little bit of Petit Sirah for color and spice. This year it didn’t need it… at all.
Limited quantity: Only 25 cases produced.

Wine: 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel
Vineyard: Ray Teldeschi Vineyard
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Clones: Teldeschi clone; planted in late 1880’s. Head pruned.
Oak: 100% neutral French
Time in Oak: 12 months

Tasting Notes
Nose: Lovely dark cherry, raspberry, spice
Palate: Bing cherry, mature yet graceful
Body: Fuller bodied
Finish: Very smooth, long finish

Best: 59-62*
F; Decant- 2+ hours;
Cellar for 2-6 years

The Vineyard

Teldeschi Vineyard