2013 Ancient Vine Zinfandel – Teldeschi Vineyard

Teldeschi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County  |  $29 Sold Out

2013 Teldeschi 90pt Enthusiast

Our initial vintage from the Teldeschi Vineyard, the 2013 Ancient Vine Zinfandel adds new dimensions to the style and quality we established with our previous vintages of vineyard-designate Zinfandels. Sourced from a vineyard block of 120 year-old vines on the east side of Dry Creek Valley, this wine is a bold, complex expression of the characteristics of ripeness and maturity that define the style of wine we strive for here at David Clinton: an approachable Zinfandel with rich red/black-fruit flavors, balanced with crisp acidity, and a layered, lingering finish.

The 2013 Ancient Vine vintage from Teldeschi Vineyard showcases the rich fruit and flavor concentration associated with vines of this age and pedigree.  Building on the style we have demonstrated in previous vintages, this wine shows vibrant aromas and fresh flavors of raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, and currant, with notes of licorice, tar and tobacco.  The finish on this wine is not bashful, filled with spice and black pepper that integrate with and complement the wine’s tannins. The wine’s bold flavors and complex, yet balanced structure allows it to pair nicely with a broad range of food styles, including pasta dishes, grilled meats and vegetables, and barbecue.