Our 2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is garnet red
in color with pleasing aromas of baking spice,
boysenberry, cherry, citrus, rosemary, chocolate and
clove. It is full and rich on the palate with a smooth
mouthfeel and flavors of red and black wild berries,
mocha, maple and hints of savory herb and citrus zest.
This wine is balanced and complex with succulent
fruit and subtle dusty tannins on the long finish.
Teldeschi Vineyard is located in the heart of the
Dry Creek Valley AVA, in Northern Sonoma
County. The history of wine grape growing here is
among the longest in California with its fertile
landscape attracting settlers soon after the Gold Rush.
By the late 1880s, the valley had almost 900 acres of
vineyards – the majority planted to Zinfandel for
which Dry Creek is best known. The Zinfandel vines
on Teldeschi Vineyard are some of the oldest existing
vines in the valley, planted from 1913 – 1919. The
vineyard is located on the Dry Creek bench, with a
slight western exposure, at about 300 feet in
elevation. The soil is gravelly clay loam, strikingly
red in color, and produces amazingly flavorful grapes.
This unique soil drains exceptionally well, helping to
stress the vines late in the growing season,
concentrating varietal character. Dry Creek Valley
experiences both coastal and inland influences; long,
warm days allow the fruit to fully ripen, while coastal
cooling in the evening enables the grapes to mature
slowly and retain their acidity and balance.