Red

2008 Talty Winery Zinfandel Estate William Talty Vineyards

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • wtianseter wrote: 85 points

    February 10, 2018 - After drinking four bottles I am extremely disappointed in this wine. To me it is not at all up to the hype I have seen. It seems tired and thin. There is flowery fruit and ok briariness with a dry mild tannin on the finish. I am sure glad I got the wine for sixty percent of the going retail, but I would not buy it again for half of what I did

  • wtianseter wrote: 85 points

    September 20, 2017 - Maybe my source for this wine was not up to par but none of my bottles so far have been up to my expectations. This bottle was the best so far but still it seemed a bit tired and just past its prime. There was a good bit of fruit but flavors just muddled together. I need to do a physical inventory and pull out any bottles left over and drink them right away

  • SSGibson Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 15, 2015 - notes same as last; went great with the Greek pizza last night

  • SSGibson Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 24, 2015 - Classic easy drinking Zin. Stewed stone fruits, soy sauce and spice/pepper. Just the thing to share with friends during dinner on the back porch.

  • cristian_m wrote: 89 points

    June 28, 2015 - 89 going on 90... A solid wine that has put on plenty of weight with just a few years of age. Stewed plum, cherry and stone fruits. Earthiness, dust and dry loam. Some candied tones left over from the youth of this wine but not as much as I'd like. Tannins are mostly evolved but some steminess remains. Copious sediment that lingers in suspension for a long time. Stood the bottle up for two days, did a careful decant, and still I had big scab like flakes making their way into the glasses... Thus, the texure was indeed a bit grainy, though with more patience and care, I believe all that sediment could get dropped out, or use a sieve. Overall the wine seems aged to a point long past what its years would suggest. I know the storage conditions on this bottle have been flawless, so attributing that profile to the wine itself. Fruit is starting to fade a little too far. Acid is pretty much dropping out from the palette. I find myself contemplating if the profile is a result of zinfandel itself, something Michael and co. are doing with their methods, endemic to Dry Creek Valley? either way, this wine was a treat to be able to deconstruct and was rated excellent by all 6 people who shared in it. Cheers to hesnctrl for this trade bottle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Talty Winery
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard William Talty Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 120 (27%)
  • Consumed 321 (73%)

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& Ribs, Chicken, Perfect w/ BBQ Tri Tip

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