I’ve had a hankering for some more 1998 Teldeschi Petite Sirah ever since Lowell and I drank the last bottle on election night. So I put it on the top of my list for a visit on this trip. So much so, that we drove in from the San Francisco airport, after having left our house in VA nearly 12 hours earlier, and went straight to Teldeschi. We did just visit Teldeschi on our last trip, but the yummy wines drew us back in again…plus, we clearly didn’t buy enough last year as we had already gone through it!
2005 Zinfandel-Berry, cherry, currants, brown sugar, black cherry, big fruit, dry, well done. We took one home.
2000 Terranova-Dark, mint, barnyard, funk, big berries, tart cherries.
2000 Petite Sirah- $36. Chocolate, berries, fruits, blueberries, licorice. We brought home two of the 1998s.
2008 Zinfandel Port-Black fruit, berries, dark fruit, black berry, nice structure, great acidity. We bought one for my dad.
We met Bill again this year, that would be Bill Wertzberger of the most excellent Grenache we tasted at of barrel last year and mistakenly attributed to Teldeschi, and tasted one of his wines in barrel this year. Oh, and we took home a bottle of his 2005 Syrah which he assured me I would like if I loved his Grenache so much!
We tasted the Wertzberger Golden Chalise (need to look that up, as I think I wrote it down and spelled it horribly wrong!), something I’d never had before. It tasted and smelled of honeysuckle, almonds, nuts, honey, and lemon. Overall I found it to be delicate and very light.
A great visit, and one I’m sure we’ll repeat (again), as the wines are well worth the trip. And, I’m still waiting for Bill to bottle that Grenache. Folks, it was so good, it’s a year and a bit later and I’m still talking about it!