Once & Future Franks Block Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2020 750ml
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Once & Future Franks Block Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2020

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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.
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The 2020 Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard Frank's Block is a dark, powerful wine that captures the essence of Dry Creek in its exuberant personality. Black cherry, spice and leather, are all kicked up in this boisterous, flavorful wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice and licorice fill out the flavors nicely in this opulent, brooding wine. There's terrific depth and density here.

Antonio Galloni, January 2022

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