2015 Ancient Vine Zinfandel – Teldeschi Vineyard

Teldeschi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County  |  $32

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Our third vintage from the Teldeschi Vineyard, the 2015 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 on the east side of Dry Creek Valley that was planted in the early 1890s, this wine is a bold, complex expression of the characteristics of ripeness and maturity that define the style of wine we strive for at David Clinton: an approachable Zinfandel with rich red/black-fruit flavors, balanced with crisp acidity, and a layered, lingering finish.

The 2015 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 rich flavors of raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, and currant, with notes of licorice and tobacco. The finish on this wine is not bashful, filled with spice and black pepper that integrate with and complement the wine’s supple 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.