Wow.  It has been a while since I have tried any of the single vineyard wines from Ravenswood.  This is great!  Really glad to revisit these.  Made in Dry Creek Valley on gravelly clay loam soils.  15.1% Alc but no hint of it.  Ruby/purple in color.  Clear and bright.  The nose is earthy and dusty with black cherries and a bit of pepper.  With air, an underlying char shows thru.  On the palate, this is soft and smooth.  It starts easy which is nice before picking up weight.  Sour black cherries and some blueberries.  The mid-palate has some black licorice too.  Plenty of depth here.  Medium tannins.  Some acidity; enough to add some balance.  This wine is quite deep and likely to improve a bit.  It is 78% Zinfandel, 16% Petie Sirah, and 5% Carignane giving it a nice varietal complexity.  Right ow, it is favoring the Zinfandel and its robustness.  The Petite will probably show a bit more over time given the great history of Teldeschi Petite! Went great with food as well.  My favorite of the four Ravenswood Zin Single Vineyards tried though all were good.  This retails for around $39 and is worth buying some for now and later.  700 cases produced.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2015

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