2007 Petite Sirah

2007 Petite Sirah

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The grapes for this vintage were hand picked and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and bins. Over three days the must was allowed to “cold soak” to extract color and flavor prior to the start of fermentation. Pumpovers took place frequently over a ten-day period before the juice was pressed off and transferred to French oak barrels (45% new) to complete malolactic fermentation. The final blend was chosen as a result of frequent tasting sessions. The Jardine Petite Sirah contributes dense, dark fruit with great tannin structure. The Penman Springs adds dark color, fresh berry aromas and spicy characteristics. The newly added Creston estate adds more depth and complexity to the finished wine. Together, they create a wine displaying great complexity, structure and balance.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Medium dark to purplish ruby
  • Aroma: Attractive spice box and blackberry fruit
  • Taste: Big, rich texture; spicy and cedary with highly extracted blackberry flavors; full tannins with lingering aftertaste


  • Silver Medal- Sommelier Challenge 2010
  • 91 Points, 2 Puffs - Connoisseurs' Guide, July 2010
  • Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010
  • Silver Medal - Riverside International Wine Competition 2010
  • Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2010
  • Gold Medal - Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2010
  • 4-Stars- Restaurant Wine, May 2010
  • 91 Points, 2 Puffs - Connoisseurs' Guide, July 2010
  • Silver Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition 2010
  • Silver Medal – Monterey Wine Competition 2010
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2010
  • Highly Recommended – California Grapevine, January 1, 2010
  • Silver Medal, 88 Points – Beverage Testing Institute World Wine Championships 2010
  • 93 Points, Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
  • Exceptional - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, September 3, 2009
  • Silver Medal – Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2009
Other Notes
"A strong varietal from the Paso Robles AVA" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 9 — Sep. 27, 2007
16 months in 45% new French oak barrels and puncheons
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