TN: Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2000

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TN: Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2000

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Got this recently on WineBid for a bid price of $20. I must say, it has held up just fine. Still very dark in the glass with dense, brooding aromas of black fruit, earth, cedar, perhaps a road tar quality. The palate was surprisingly fresh, even elegant, medium in acidity, completely smooth after all this time, not quite full-bodied, with a flavor profile of dark berries, plum, maybe licorice. Very nicely balanced, pretty complex, medium length. Only 13.8% alcohol. I miss wines like this from California.

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Re: TN: Teldeschi Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2000

#2 Post by Rich Brown »

Nice work! I've had good luck with Teldeschi PS as well - the 2001 showed very well in a blind tasting a few years ago:

'part of a larger blind tasting. In a Petite Sirah flight with 72 Stags' Leap, 73 Freemark Abbey, and 08 Turley Hayne, this tied for WOTF with the Turley. Perfectly integrated with a new mix of fruit and secondary characteristics. Tannins in check, and a solid finish. Drink now if you have any - in a perfect spot'

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