2018 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

2018 Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Vineyard

Mediterranean fragrances of Kalamata olive and marigold with hints of blueberry and spicy red pepper meet the nose. Driven by its vintage and AVA, our take on this bold Dry Creek varietal progresses from silk to suede to velvet on the palate, showing more milk chocolate than cacao richness. Pair this wine with spiced bean chili, camembert cheese, or a keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller.

The Vineyard

Nestled in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, Ray Teldeschi’s meticulous farmed vineyard produces highly sought-after grapes. Second-generation farmers, Ray and his wife Lori farm sustainably. His reputation as a remarkable farmer is solidified through the high-quality fruit he produces.

The Teldeschi Vineyard follows the easterly slope to the bench land, one level above the valley floor. The volcanic soil 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 like the Petite Sirah.

Accolades

  • 4.1 Vivino rating

Details

Varietals

Petite Sirah

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Region
California
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Teldeschi
Technical
Aging
Barrel aged for 22 months in French oak. 30% new oak.
Alcohol
14.6%
pH
3.61
TA
5.9 g/L
Production
Harvest Date
2018-10-08
Cases Produced
228