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2019 Once & Future Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard
750ml bottle of 2019 Once and Future Teldeschi Vineyard Frank's Block Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley AVA of Sonoma County California

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2019 Once and Future Frank's Block Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard | Dry Creek Valley Sonoma California 750ml

95 points | Antonio Galloni for Vinous

Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley on the Eastside bench land, Teldeschi Vineyard is in the best location of a valley that might be one of the best spots for growing Zinfandel in the world. Of course, Frank Teldeschi had his favorite blocks of grapes on the ranch; one of them was a small somewhat mixed block planted in the cobbly Tuscan Red Hill Series soils that Frank claimed was the oldest block on the ranch - that would mean it was planted sometime around 1900. "Frank's Block" is low production - around a ton and a half per acre - and includes Carignane and Alicante Bouchet in the mix. When I started Once & Future, it seemed right to honor Frank and my long friendship with the Teldeschi family by making this favored old vineyard block into a stand-alone wine.
The 2019 Teldeschi Zinfandel has a lovely deep color. The nose is a perfumed mix of black cherries, citrus zest, vanilla and exotic spice. The mouth feel is round and silky smooth. The finish is fresh, bright, fruitful, balanced and persistent. Delicious now, this will provide drinking pleasure for many more years. | Joel Peterson, Once & Future

Joel Peterson. Quite possibly the most interesting man in the [Wine] World. He has been inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame. He championed the importance of Heritage and Historic vineyard sites in California. The wines he crafted for his original Ravenswood label made this the bestselling red Zinfandel brand in the world. After 45 years in the wine industry, he's back with a return to his original vision from many years ago - "a small project specializing in wines from unique older vineyards, made with a sensitivity to place and in a style that I personally love and believe in." Joel further details this vision as "Wines that force me to dust off the old redwood vats and get out a new punch down tool [my original is in the Smithsonian], wines that dye my hands a harvest shade of black/purple and sometimes force me to take an additional Ibuprofen in the morning. In short - wines of sweat, commitment, and love." Those wines are here, now, with Once & Future. | Falling Bright

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