2012 Zinfandel


Subtle aromas of ripe berry and spicy black pepper belie the richly textured flavors that follow. Balanced with an elegance derived from the ancient vines, this Zin offers layers and depth to the palate. A juicy core of blackberry and Bing cherry merge with mocha and hints of toasty oak, while pepper spices up the finish as the flavors linger.

The complement of flavors and ideal balance make this food-friendly wine easy to pair. Try it with sautéed Italian sausages and peppers over creamy polenta or a hearty lamb stew, and for dessert a delicious vanilla zabaglione with fresh berries.

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Vineyard and Winemaking Notes

Only 312 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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