Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.
The December Zinfandel of the Month is the 2016 Kreck Old Vine Zinfandel Teldeschi Vineyard.
Kreck Wines was founded in 2016 by Jeremy and Mindy Kreck. Jeremy Kreck is the winemaker and grew up farming grapes on his family’s Alexander Valley ranch. Mindy is a graphic designer and has crafted the Kreck package in homage to the heritage and legacy of the vineyards in which they source fruit. The focus at Kreck is old vine Zinfandel from historic vineyards.
Teldeschi Vineyard is located in the Dry Creek Valley and dates back to the 1890’s. Teldeschi is a also a fruit source for Ravenswood and Once & Future.
Crimson in color. 15.7% ABV. Super nose of red fruits, cocoa powder and pepper. Medium body with perfect acidity. Bright and refreshing. Claret style Zinfandel. Raspberry, black cherry, vanilla and baking spices on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Delicious Zinfandel and certainly an impressive debut. Best over the next 3-5 years. $42 at the winery.
My rating: 93 points.
You can join the Kreck mailing list here. I am looking forward to following the winery in the years to come.
Review based on a sample provided by the winery.