2003 Teldeschi Zinfandel – California

I found this old bottle of Zinfandel in my cellar in a box alongside five other bottles. I was surprised and somehow I completely forgot about them. Well it was time to see whether they would still be good.

Little info on the winery: Teldeschi is a winery from Sonoma County, California. They mainly produce wine from Zinfandel and Peite Sirah grapes.

Only 164 cases were made of the 2003 Teldeschi Zinfandel

I decanted the wine six hours prior to drinking. The wine had a very, very dark, inky color. The nose was still a bit closed. I found ripe cherry, blackberry, caramel and alcohol on the nose. ABV was listed at 15.4%. Quite strong – that also explained the alcohol on the nose.

The palate was quite acid and dry. Teldeschi Zinfandel was full-bodied and complex. I tasted lots of different things – herbs, sweet fruits, etc. It was great to see that a Zinfandel was still good after 10 years! Not sure what the retail price is but according to the winery’s website it was 40$/bottle.

The bottle label somehow says ravenswood. Not sure why but here is a link to Teldeschi winery. If someone knows why the label says ravenswood then please let me know 🙂

The nose which was a bit closed opened up a bit after another glass so I was very pleased with this Zinfandel. My rating: 9/10

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2 thoughts on “2003 Teldeschi Zinfandel – California

  1. What a coincidence. I was thinking about buying a few bottles of Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi the other day.

    Six hours decanting? Isn’t that a big long? The wine wasn’t that old, was it?

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