2013 Small Lot Petite Sirah
Our Petite Sirah has a beautiful dense color with aromas of black fruit, toasty oak and a hint of white pepper. Flavors of blackberry, coffee and black plum are prevalent in this dense, well balanced wine. Long in the palate, this wine finishes strong and smooth.
Our small lot wine is harvested from carefully selected blocks that are estate grown and sustainably farmed. With an east-west valley orientation, the site gets warm days and cool nights that are influenced by fog and breezes from the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.
Fermentation took place in 10 ton stainless steel fermenters and pumped over three times daily to maximize flavor extraction.
The wine was aged for 20 months in French, American and neutral oak barrels