2014 Petite Sirah

2014 Petite Sirah
Creston Valley Vineyard

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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 limiting, shallow soils with noticeable limestone all contributed to exceptional concentrated 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, bottled unfined and unfiltered, is representative of the Creston Valley terroir - where the vineyard’s limestone soil is expressed through the wine’s structured, yet velvety tannins.

Enjoy now through 2026.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Inky Garnet
  • Aroma: Ripe boysenberry and cola with notes of white pepper and vanilla
  • Taste: Full-bodied with dark berries and cola notes; mouth-filling tannins and a long, velvety finish
Other Notes
"A limited-release Petite Sirah showcasing the varietal's suitability in the Paso Robles AVA" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 17 – Sep. 23, 2014
20 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels
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