2012 Petite Sirah

2012 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   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 2022.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Inky Garnet
  • Aroma: Boysenberry with hints of cedar, fine tobacco and spice
  • Taste: Full-bodied with dark fruits; rich, mouthfilling tannins with a long, creamy finish
Other Notes
"A limited-release Petite Sirah showcasing the potential of the Paso Robles AVA" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Oct. 3, 2012
20 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels
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