1998 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

81% Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch
19% Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch

pH: 3.77
T.A.: 6.3 g/L
Alcohol: 14.3%
Cases Produced: 73

From the same 109 year-old vineyard as our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, the grapes for this wine were picked on October 18th at 23 brix. A long cold soak, frequent punch-downs, and 35 days on the skins were just a few of the techniques we used to extract everything the grapes had to offer. We found that the inclusion of 19% zinfandel enhanced both mouthfeel and body.

Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

Tasting Note:

Very dark and very brooding, this wine shows a deep core of blackberry fruit highlighted by notes of white pepper, earth, and flowers. It should be at its best 3 to 5 years from the vintage date. (MRO - 11/17/99)

Suggested Retail: $21 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2000