2011 Zinfandel


Bright aromas of brambly blackberry mingle with dusty tannins and subtle oak notes, presenting an almost perfumey entry to the wine. Rich, juicy black raspberry, plum and a hint of blueberry merge mid-palate with freshly ground Tellicherry black pepper. Notes of mocha and vanillin oak appear near the finish as the flavors become one and linger on.

Ideally suited for pairing with a favorite meal, try this Zin with stuffed pork chops, lasagna rolls or roast chicken served with oven-roasted red potatoes and green beans sautéed with bacon.

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Vineyard and Winemaking Notes

Only 290 cases produced
Retail Price $32

At Del Carlo Winery, when we say “Old Vine Zinfandel” we don’t mean 20, 40 or even 60-year-old vines. Our Zinfandel comes from vines that are over 100 years old—now those are old vines!

Through decades of sustainable farming practices, we’ve maintained the health of our century-plus old vines. Unlike many old vine Zinfandels that tend toward pruney or cloying flavors, our vines produce fruit with the great depth of character found in old vines and the bright fresh flavors of healthy, youthful vines. The proof is in the bottle.

Our Old Vine Zinfandel is grown in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley’s eastern benchland. This big spicy wine is harvested by hand from select vines in our family’s oldest block of vines.

~ Ray Teldeschi, Grapegrower and Winemaker

90% Old Vine Zinfandel
10% Old Clone Petite Sirah
Teldeschi Vineyards – Home Ranch
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

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