2014 Petite Sirah

  • Tasting Notes

    Enchanting onyx core and fluorescent fuchsia rim. Nose of forest earth and molten chocolate opens into a dialogue between brandied cherries and currants, dried hibiscus, fragrant lilac, and lavender. Subsequent hints of early morning garden mix with blackberries, raspberries, anise, baking spice, and a trace of tannic dust. Mouthfeel is opulent, velvety, and juicy with elegant structure. Full bodied and voluptuous with medium++ tannins and a long lingering finish. Drink now for a full-throttle experience or cellar to your heart’s content for ongoing enhanced smoothness and integration.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Petite Sirah
    • Vineyard Source
      Nichelini – Gobbler Grove
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 50% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol
      15.4% by vol.
    • Production
      375 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Our Petite Sirah began as a non-estate wine, or perhaps we should say near-estate since the first three vintages were grown on a neighboring vineyard in our Chiles Valley appellation. David so enjoyed working with this varietal—and our wine club members so loved his results—he decided to plant three acres of it on our property, thus giving the 2012 vintage legit “grown, produced & bottled” estate cred. Known to rival cabernet sauvignon in the aging department thanks to its intensely structural qualities, our petite sirah consistently surprises by drinking beautifully right out of the gate.

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