2006 Dry Creek Valley Syrah
94% Dry Creek Valley Syrah
6% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
From the Teldeschi Ranch, this year’s Dry Creek Syrah has a bit of a twist – Petite Sirah! We found that a small amount of Petite Sirah added volume and texture to the mid-palate, making the wine more complete. The magic of blending! Aged in all French oak, 50% new, the wine was given a light egg white fining before being bottled unfiltered.
Black-purple. Nearly opaque. Heady aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and fig are complicated by notes of new leather and violets. On the palate, full-bodied and deceptively smooth on entry. Refreshing tannins and acidity creep in on the persistent finish. A powerful wine with a long life ahead of it. Optimum drinking should be late-2009 (if you like ‘em young) through 2018. (MRO – 10/30/08)