Our Petite Sirah has a beautiful dense color with aromas and flavors of blueberry, raspberry, red plum and an undercurrent of cocoa and earth. With mouth-filling, well balanced tannins, this wine has a smooth yet powerful finish.
Wine Color: Red
Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
The Petite Sirah grapes were harvested from the Herman and Ruby Hill blocks. The Barbera was harvested from the Silva block.
After being handpicked, the grapes were hand-sorted at the winery; the Petite Sirah and Barbera were both fermented in small one ton fermentors and punched down by hand twice daily. The wines were gently pressed, leaving any bitter tannins behind.
The wine was aged for 18 months in American, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.