Ray Teldeschi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
This vineyard produces Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah from vines that are up to 115 years old. Like most great zinfandel, the zin vines are head pruned, yields are low and the grapes are packed with flavors of cherry, blackberry and boysenberry. If you're a zin fan, you've undoubtedly had some of this stuff (perhaps from a winery that starts with an R). The Petite Sirah is also pure, dark, wild Dry Creek. The cool kids these days are blending a small amount of petite sirah with zin for structure. If you like your wines big, this is the vineyard for you.