F. Teldeschi Winery

by greg on June 14, 2009

Teldeschi Winery
This article is one in a series of articles about our recent tour of California Wine Country. You can read about Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, the Summary, the Winery Dogs and the Restaurants as well.  

On the second day of touring the Dry Creek region of Sonoma County, we visited F. Teldeschi Winery.

Our last stop of the day was certainly one of the most interesting.  The Teldeschi’s are an old grape growing family with a long history in the area.  Frank is the fourth generation of the family and the one who started the winery.  He has some unique ideas about producing wines. 

The tasting room is more of an office with a counter in a small building.  A random collection of small bottles sits on a shelf along the back wall.  Part of the philosophy is to never let the wine sit with air above it, so as wine is poured for tasting, the remaining wine is poured into a smaller bottle, a process that is repeated with each tasting.  I don’t know whether this works or not, but the wine was good.  Many of the wines are blends showing the skill of the winemaker.

Wines sampled:
2001 Reserve Zinfandel
2000 Dry Creek Reserve Cinque Terra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carignane, Petite Sirah
1999 Terra Nova, Carignane, Valdique, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
1999 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
2002 Zinfandel Port

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