Vineyard and Winemaking Notes
After three challenging growing seasons, 2012 was a winegrowers dream vintage. The fruit was perfect and the depth of flavors in the grapes forecasted the rich, delicious wines from this vintage.
Our Home Ranch cabernet 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 almost three 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