Vineyard and Winemaking Notes
Only 100 cases produced
When my parents purchased the ranch in 1947, there was some old clone Petite Sirah that had been planted in the late 1800s on the upper bench, toward the end of our property line. With graftings from these original Petite vines, we planted our current Petite Sirah vineyard in the mid-90s on the same site.
We’ve always produced a small amount of estate Petite Sirah to blend with our Old Vine Zinfandel. We love the depth of flavors, robustness and structure in our Petite, as do the other wineries that buy grapes from us. In 2012, we decided it was time to produce enough Petite Sirah to bottle as a single varietal and make available for others to enjoy too. We are so pleased with the results that you’ll be seeing a Del Carlo Petite Sirah in our wine lineup in the coming years as well.
~ Ray Teldeschi, Grapegrower and Winemaker
100% Old Clone Petite Sirah
Teldeschi Vineyards – Home Ranch
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County