2016 Reserve Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley
Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Wine Competition
Silver Medal- SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Petite Sirah is originally a French grape known as Durif, which is a cross between Syrah and Peloursin. However, Durif is pretty much non-existent in France today because the climate is not suited to such a late ripening variety. “Petite” refers to the small concentrated berries that produce an inky-dark wine. In California, early Petite Sirah plantings were mostly used as a blending partner. The warm climate and long, dry growing season allow us to achieve optimal ripeness and produce a soft, fruity wine with concentrated flavor and color.
Our latest release of Petite Sirah comes from the vineyard next door to our estate high up on Bradford Mountain. Tiny berries translate to BIG wine, full of luscious tannins, deep, dark pigment and complexity to savor. Those who are patient enough to cellar this sought-after release for another year or two will be rewarded! Best enjoyed 2021-2023
Aromas: Ripe cassis, cranberry and pomegranate
Flavor: Dark fruit, blueberry and blackberry, toffee, leather
Cases Produced: 370