2018 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 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.
Nose: Currant, blueberry, brown sugar, dark chocolate or cacao.
Palate: Black pepper, prominent yet fine tannins, classic, very characteristic, not drying, savory spices, not overly ripe blackberry. Long finish, excellent aging potential and vibrancy.