This wine’s deep, almost opaque, and inky color tells you right away that it is bold with big structure. You can tell this Petite Sirah is from older vines, as there is a complex story in every sip, with a dark fruit core and hints of curry and smoke. After 14 months in bottle this wine is now perfect to start drinking this winter, having softened up just enough to enjoy its dry tannins and flavors of cocoa, anise, and plum.
After destemming and crushing these grapes, and prior to fermentation, we bled off 20% of the juice to make a rosé, therefore increasing the skin to juice ratio for an even more concentrated red wine. The wine fermented in 4 macro bins to keep the fermentation as cool and slow as possible, leading to a 16-day fermentation during which we punched down the bins three times per day to promote maceration.
We highly recommend you enjoy this wine with a curry spice rubbed lamb loin or lamb chop. A rich chicken mole also pairs quite well. It should match well with a variety of wintery stews. It also would be great with a traditional figgy pudding.
Aged for 22 months in one new French Oak barrel, one second use American Oak barrel, and 2 neutral oak barrels.
100% Petite Sirah
104 cases produced