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Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
2014 Petite Sirah
Grey Palm Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley
Sonoma County, CA
When you purchase a case (12 bottles) or more of the 2014 Cast Petite Sirah, you and three guests will also enjoy a VIP tour of the majestic Cast property and wine tasting in one of their private salons.
2014 Cast Petite Sirah, Grey Palm Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, CA
We are thrilled to feature the latest vintage of Cast’s single vineyard Petite Sirah this month! The premium fruit comes from the Grey Palm Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, Cast's estate vineyard planted in 2000 primarily to Zinfandel. Following the traditional Italian method quite common in the region, a small block (just over 1 acre) was planted to Petite Sirah. The purpose of the traditional Italian field blend was to provide a blending grape that would add texture and color to the Zinfandel wines. Instead of blending with Zin, Cast decided to make a small batch of the Petite Sirah – and this one is not to be missed!
The wine impresses from the moment it hits the glass! A rich, deep purple with a dark ruby/purple rim, the wine opens with fresh aromas that jump from the glass. Focused fruit aromatics of blackberry, ripe red cherry, blueberry and fig are dotted with layers of dried violet, earth, mocha and soft oak. Keep swirling and you'll discover deeper layers of subtle smoke and eucalyptus notes. The medium/full-bodied palate is plush, with grippy, rich tannins and spicy dark berry fruit and a touch of smoked oak. Flavors are so pleasantly long and lingering, with a balanced, clean finish. -Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Cellar Angels
100% Petite Sirah (Estate Grown)
Grey Palm Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Tasting beautifully now and will age well over the next 5-7 years
About the Winemaker:
A CSU Sonoma grad with a Bachelor’s in Organic Chemistry, Mike Gulyash is an alumnus of top wineries around Sonoma County, including Jordan Estate, B. R. Cohn Winery, and Zichichi Family Winery. He’s also quite the renaissance man. Mike’s a pilot, a third-degree Aikido black belt, an AMA-certified motorcycle racer and a seasoned rock climber (he has even tackled El Cap in Yosemite National Park!) He has been in the wine business over 35 years, routinely achieving 90+ scores and industry awards along the way. He believes, “a good bottle is a work of art – something that demands your attention, takes you away from the outside world, and makes you feel something – if only for a moment.”
Additional Winemaker Notes:
- 1.1 acres of estate planted to Petite Sirah
- 50% New French Oak, 10% New American Oak, 40% Used French Oak