2013 Petite Sirah
Creston Valley Vineyard
The microclimate and soils in our estate Creston Valley Vineyard located southeast of Paso Robles encouraged us to bottle this limited-production Petite Sirah. Rolling hills, picture perfect exposure and shallow soils with noticeable limestone all contributed to exceptional Petite Sirah fruit from this vineyard.
The grapes were selected from a small upper portion of an elevated block with chalky soils, and were then handpicked and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was crushed into small stainless steel tanks where variable pump-over techniques were implemented during progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit extraction and balance out the tannin structure. The wine was then lightly pressed and transferred to French and Hungarian oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. This exceptional lot is representative of the Creston Valley terroir - where the vineyard’s limestone soil is expressed through the wine’s structured, yet creamy tannins.
Enjoy now through 2025.
- Color: Inky Garnet
- Aroma: Boysenberry pie and cola with hints of white pepper and cinnamon
- Taste: Full-bodied with dark berries; rich, mouthfilling tannins with cola notes and a long, creamy finish
- 94 Points - steveheimoff.com, January 2017