2018 Petite Sirah

2018 Petite Sirah

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$29.00
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SKU: VRPS18

Petite Sirah is a classic variety 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 2018 Petite Sirah was handpicked in the early morning and sorted to ensure quality and uniformity of ripeness. The clusters were further sorted at our new state of the art winery, gently destemmed, optically berry sorted and crushed into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where pumpovers took place regularly to extract color and tannins from the skins. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging. While the majority of this vintage was aged in French oak barrels, a portion went into American and Hungarian oak barrels to add 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

Boysenberry and plum  -  hints of caramel  -  creamy finish

Accolades

  • 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Oct. 11 – Oct. 24, 2018
Aging
20 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
Alcohol %
14.5