2009 Fore

2009 Fore
Petite Sirah

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We have been crafting Petite Sirah from our Jardine Vineyard since 1999. Petite Sirah was one of our first choices to plant in Paso Robles and we quickly realized its potential. Since then, we have increased our focus on this exciting varietal.

The name FORE relates to our 12 year old Jardine Vineyard, where golf balls are often found from the nearby golf course. Planted in well drained soils, the vines are very low yielding, resulting in a wine of high concentration.

The grapes for this wine were handpicked in late September and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was then fermented in ¾ ton fermenters and underwent malolactic fermentation in oak barrels of various sizes (225/228 liter and 400 liter). For this specific wine, we used three year air dried French oak barrels. The lot was racked once after malic was complete and once prior to bottling.

Enjoy now through 2018.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep, inky garnet
  • Aroma: Ripe boysenberry, savory with hints of thyme
  • Taste: Full-bodied; sweet dark fruit with soft tannins and hints of vanilla on the finish


  • 88 Points - The Wine Advocate, August 31, 2011
Other Notes
"FORE, because we believe in Petite Sirah from Paso Robles" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 14 — Sep. 23, 2009
16 months in new French oak barrels
Alcohol %