2016 Estate Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley
Varietals: 85% Petite Sirah, 15% Zinfandel
Oak: 75% New French. Aged 14 months in oak and 20 months in bottle
Cases Produced: 550
Our inaugural Petite Sirah Vineyard Designate from our Biodynamic Estate Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley!! This wine holds a special place for us. Historically, this fruit never quite made the cut as a vineyard designate. We always had trouble getting canopy vigor and grape concentration. Then we started to farm the property following Biodynamic principles, and year after year we watched as the vineyard improved. After a few years had passed, as we were blind tasting some wines in the cellar, we kept coming back to two lots. Turned out it was Blocks 4 and 5 of our estate Petite Sirah. What an incredible revelation! And you know the best part? Every year the fruit, like the vineyard, gets even better.
This wine shows impeccable concentration, fruit, and tannin working in perfect harmony. Dark blackberry, blueberry muffin, and vanilla flood the bouquet. The tannin on the palate is like silk, especially given how much of it there is, allowing seamless movement from front to back, and finishing long and lush. Concentrated blackberry and strawberry jam notes transfer from nose to mouth. An absolutely wonderful expression of what the proper farming can do to a vineyard and the resulting wine.