2015 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard
Nestled in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, Ray Teldeschi's meticulous vineyard grows highly sought after grapes. His reputation as a remarkable farmer shows in the fruit quality. The vineyard follows an easterly slope up to the bench land, one level above the valley floor, with volcanic boomer series soil that contributes a signature spice to much of Ray's fruit. Southern exposure guarantees plenty of sunlight and the valley's warm days followed by cool nights result in perfect conditions for red varietals such as Petite Sirah.
The deep, intriguing color of this wine reveals the rich aromatics to come. Blackberries, berry compote and licorice intertwine with warm baking spice aromas. This bold wine delivers a generous mouthfeel and firm tannins while echoing the blackberry aromatics with intense flavors. While beautifully big and full, the wine is also remarkably smooth.