Region: Suisun Valley, Solano County, CA
Petite Sirah, no relation to Syrah, is known for its dark color and bold, tannic flavors. Commonly used as a blending grape to impart those characteristics, it can be found bottled in California as a single varietal in all of it's brazen glory. Petite Sirah was brought to California in the 1870's and has since gained winemaking popularity in this country, while it has fallen out of favor in the mother country, France.
Wow! This enormous wine is a bold wine lover's dream. The color is distinctly inky-dark ruby on the edges and almost black at the center. The nose is luring with aromas of blackberry, plum, cedar and spice. On the palate it shows bold upfront flavors of black fruit, boysenberry jam, clove and pepper. It finishes with assertive, lingering chewy tannins.
Grapes100% Petite Sirah
RegionSuisun Valley AVA, Solano County, CA
AgeabilityEnjoyable now, but has the structure to age for at least 5 additional years
- Wild yeast fermented
- Petite Sirah from the King Vineyard in Suisun Valley was selected due to its unique terroir and the careful and meticulous farming techniques of the vineyard caretakers.
…ripe, rich wines that are remarkably elegant and graceful…Ted Osborne shows a deft hand for crafting wines of subtlety and finesse… This is a winery worth checking out.
~James Laube, Wine Spectator