High Valley, Lake County, CA
2006 "High Valley"
Lake County, CA
Noble Wines 2006 "High Valley" Petite Sirah
There is nothing petite about this Petite Sirah. Visualize rocky steep slopes very similar to the famous Rhone region of Crozes-Hermitage, for this Lake County gem. Inky with a deep, reddish-purple hue, the concentration is evident as the legs leisurely creep down the sides of the glass. With a quick smell, one can imagine standing in a cellar surrounded by wine barrels. The enticing aromas of sweet fruit and tobacco carry through to voluptuous flavors of blackberry, black cherry, anise, eucalyptus, leather and black pepper. The heavy tannins are not off-putting in the least but rather match the power of the wine and create a memorable finish.
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100% Petite Sirah
No wine is released before its time. Noble ages all wine until it is ready to drink. This big and inky Petite Sirah is drinking beautifully now but can age as long as 20 years under proper cellar conditions.
Morine Ranch, High Valley AVA, Lake County, CA
Additional Winemaker Notes:
- Clone 3 Petite Sirah
- Planted on very steep North-South hillside at about 2,000 ft elevation
- 19 months in French and American oak barrels, 30% new