2017 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

2017 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

Mediterranean fragrances of Kalamata olive and marigold, with hints of blueberry and spicy red pepper. Driven by its vintage and AVA, our take on this bold Dry Creek varietal progresses from silk to suede to velvet, with more milk chocolate than cacao on the palate.

Iron and crushed rock lead the way to a complex and interesting take on the gamy, savory variety here, nicely layered in blueberry and blackberry fruit. Fresh and substantial, it delivers focused acidity beneath its girth and breadth. 

VIRGINIE BOONE

Winemaker’s Notes

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

  • 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 91 points, Wine Advocate
  • 3.8 Vivino rating

Details

Varietals

100% Petite Sirah

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Region
California
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Teldeschi
Technical
Fermentation
Hand-sorted, fermented then pressed.
Aging
Barrel aged for 22 months in French oak, 25% new.
Alcohol
14.6%
pH
3.5
TA
5.8 g/L
Production
Harvest Date
2017-09-30
Bottling Date
2019-05-01
Cases Produced
269