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91 Points and Year’s Best Zinfandel

91 Points and Year’s Best Zinfandel

from Wine & Spirits Magazine

2006 Old Vine Zinfandel
Dry Creek
 Valley, Sonoma County

“From a branch of the Del Carlo-Teldeschi family that purchased their 50-acre Home Ranch in 1947, Ray Teldeschi makes this wine from vines that are more than 100 years old. It’s a restrained style of Dry Creek zin, dense and gracious at once, full but not fat. Dark cherry fruit plumps up the tannins in the finish, with a balance that will serve the wine well as it ages.”
~ February, 2010 issue

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WS 89 Points 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel

From the Wine Spectator:

89  Points 2008  Old Vine Zinfandel
Dry Creek
 Valley, Sonoma County

“Zesty and appealingly briary, with baked cherry and cracked pepper aromas and lively flavors of raspberry and smoky anise.
The tannins are a bit rustic on the finish.
Drink now through 2016.”
~ Tim Fish
Senior Editor of the Wine Spectator and author of the popular weekly blog, Exploring Wine.

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The Wine Travelers

The Wine Travelers

In Search of Wine, Food, and Other Delights

If you book a tour, it is likely to follow the same format as ours did. Ray and Lori were both present, with one driving the truck and the other acting as guide on the flatbed. Call far ahead to get booked and find out the details. You are not going to get a better tour of a vineyard anywhere else in Dry Creek, or for that matter in Sonoma County.

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Zinfandel, America’s Grape

Zinfandel, America’s Grape

Del Carlo ’05 Dry Creek Zinfandel–Outstanding
Zinfandel-America’s Grape for Independence Day!
Be the first on your planet to experience a new Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel from a grower who’s been around over 100 years. 2005 Del Carlo Estate Zin.

The United States – Land of Opportunity…
Alberto Del Carlo purchased a small farm in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley in 1907 after arriving here from Lucca, Italy. In 1947 Michele and Lucille Del Carlo Teldeschi purchased the ranch but their connection to the Valley goes back to 1929 when 13-year old Michele came to California from his home in Casabaciana, Italy. Michele’s father and grandfather had both worked in the local wine industry (remember our history of the Italian Swiss Colony and the many Italian families who established vineyards in Healdsburg, Asti and Cloverdale) and saved enough cash to send for the family.

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