2015 Petite Sirah

  • Tasting Notes

    This wine has a beguiling black and blue core with blood red eclipse rim. Nose smolders with graphite and iron over smokey mortadella sausage, pistachio, black pepper, and a fatty brine that burns off with time in the glass. Barnyard notes ebb and flow, giving way to purple flowers, creamy s’mores, and campfire essence. Hallmark notes of eucalyptus and brown sugar give way to tuberose and potpourri. Mouthfeel is dense and meaty like a seven layer Valrhona chocolate cake, full, rich and enveloping, leading to a long, lingering finish. Drink now through the end of time.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Petite Sirah
    • Vineyard Source
      Gobbler Grove, Nichelini {Chiles Valley district}
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 15% 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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