2003 Dry Creek Valley Syrah

100% Dry Creek Valley Syrah, Teldeschi Ranch

pH: 3.85
T.A.: 5.7 g/L
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 307

Our Dry Creek Syrah hails exclusively from the iron-rich soils of Ray Teldeschi's ranch, high up on the eastern side of the valley. In the past, this vineyard constituted the lion's share of our one Syrah, ranging from 60% in 1999 to 100% in 2000. As with our other Syrahs, the wine was pressed sweet to finish fermentation in French oak, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Tasting Note:

Dark purple. Captivating aromas of blackberry, blueberry, smoked meats, and mocha. Even a hint of new saddle leather. A great sniff! In the mouth, rich and full-bodied, with plenty of blackberry fruit through the lasting finish. Imminently drinkable now but best between mid 2006 and 2009. (MRO - 8/7/05)

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