Vineyard and Winemaking Notes
The 2011 vintage provided winegrowers with many challenges, but we were lucky to get excellent fruit off our Home Ranch vineyard, located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. The vines are located near the foothills on the eastern side of the Dry Creek bench. The elevated terrain and well-drained rocky, clay loam stresses the vines just enough to limit yields and create small concentrated berries.
These small Cabernet Sauvignon grape clusters—resembling blueberries in size and color—create intense wine with concentrated, delicious flavors and a solid structure.
Aging for 10 months in French oak barrels, followed by over two years of bottle aging, allows the flavors and structure to marry and mellow. The result is a smooth, rich, food-friendly wine to share with family and friends.
Ray Teldeschi, Grapegrower & Winemaker
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Teldeschi Vineyards – Home Ranch
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County