Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
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If you are a lover of big, bold red wines, this is one to try! This wine is one of only a handful of single varietal Petite Sirahs we’ve been lucky to feature. Frequently, this grape is used to blend with others, as it adds color and structure to wines. However, when made on its own, you get a powerful, inky, rich red wine and lots of depth and flavor.
Be sure to decant for about an hour before drinking. The first thing you’ll immediately notice is the color, followed by intense aromatics that jump right out of the glass. Inky and opaque, the wine shows off a luxurious, deep purple core with dark ruby/purple rim. Swirl it a few times and you’ll notice its high, wine glass-coating viscosity. On the nose, lots of rich ripe berry fruit, including blackberry preserves, dark cherry and plum. Go deeper and you’ll find notes of tobacco, cinnamon and licorice with a touch of incense and dried dark flower rounded out with a soft kiss of vanilla. The palate is medium/full in body, with palate coating tannins and mouth-watering acidity that grip the tongue and cheeks. These softened and integrated beautifully when I tried the wine the next day. Dark fruits and exotic spice are dotted with hints of smoke and earth on the lingering finish. Lots to discover in this one!
Grapes100% Petite Sirah (Estate Grown)
RegionGrey Palm Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityTasting beautifully now and will age well over the next 10-15 years
- 1.1 acres of estate planted to Petite Sirah
- 40% New French Oak, 10% New American Oak, 50% Used French Oak
92 points, Tasting Institute