2003 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Unti Vineyard
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Riebli Ranch

pH: 3.59
T.A.: 0.621 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 234

In previous vintages, we’ve always preferred our Dry Creek zinfandel with a healthy dose of petite sirah, anything from 18 to 25 percent. However, in 2003, Ray Teldeschi’s 118 year-old vines produced such incredible zinfandel that when in came time to doing blending trials, we found we preferred just a splash of petite, 5% to be exact. Aged in all French oak, 30% new, for 16 months.

Tasting Note: Medium-dark ruby. Fragrant aromas of red cherries, rhubarb, iron, vanilla, and freshly tilled, loamy earth. Reflects the Dry Creek terroir perfectly. On the palate, rich, full-bodied, with flavors echoing the aromas on the finish. Enjoy this lusty wine from late 2005 through 2008. (MRO - 3/3/05)

Suggested Retail: $33 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2005




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