2016 Petite Sirah

2016 Petite Sirah

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$29.00
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SKU: VRPS16

Petite Sirah is a classic grape grown in California for more than a century, and is well suited to the limiting soils found in our estate vineyards in Paso Robles.
The fruit for our 2016 Petite Sirah was handpicked in the early morning and sorted to ensure quality and uniformity of ripeness. The clusters were destemmed and gently crushed into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where pumpovers took place regularly to enhance color and help extract tannins from the skins. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging. While the majority was aged in French oak, we also used some American and Hungarian oak barrels for added nuance and complexity. Upon extensive blending trials after eight months of aging, the final lots were selected and blended for overall synergies - structure and minerality from Creston Valley, along with silkiness and expressive fruit from Jardine. The blend was then aged for an additional 12 months in barrels to fully integrate before bottling. The result is a wine displaying complexity, structure, richness and balance.

Tasting Notes

Blackberry  -  Amaretto and mocha  -  creamy finish

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 27, 2016
Aging
20 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
Alcohol %
14.5