2016 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

2016 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

Dark and inky, the color of this wine delivers on the promise of the intense aromatics to follow. Blueberry, blackberry and black plum scents are balanced by notes of crushed cocoa nib, vanilla, chestnut and a bit of dried herb. The palate is luxurious firm yet intriguingly smooth tannins contribute to its great texture. Flavors of muddled raspberry and blueberry are complemented by cacao and cardamom leading to a refined, mouth-filling finish.

Soft, luxurious tannin and sweet oak combine well in this hearty, boldly flavored wine spiked in cedar, baking spice, cherry and vanilla. With breadth and depth, it is 100% varietal and builds to a lengthy finish of dark-chocolate-covered hazelnut and grip. 

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

The 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.

Accolades

  • 93 points/GOLD, American Fine Wine Competition
  • 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 points, Wine Advocate
  • 4.1 Vivino rating

Details

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Region
California
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Teldeschi
Technical
Production
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