2004 Dry Creek Valley Syrah

100% Syrah

pH: 3.63
T.A.: 6.2 g/L
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 269

Oh what a difference a vintage makes!  The ’03 was almost French-like in its earthy, gamey, smoky aromas and flavors.  The ’04 is more what our customers have come to expect from our Dry Creek Syrah – big, deeply fruited, and totally decadent!  Completely from Teldeschi Ranch, this wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18 months in French oak, 50% new.

Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby-purple.  Opaque.  Ripe blackberries and black olives spill from the glass.  A smooth, supple entry leads to flavors of plums, blackberries, and a touch of vanilla.  Full-bodied and quite lush.  Very enjoyable now, this wine should be at its optimum between 2007 and 2011.  (MRO – 11/1/06)

Suggested Retail: $36
Release Date: Fall 2006