2019 Petite Sirah
The 2019 Petite Sirah checks in from the Worth Hill Vineyard. Head trained and dry farmed this younger block shows its vibrancy and vigor in this wine. Moderate temperatures allowed for picking in early October garnering complex flavors and sugar. In the cellar, much care is always taken to ensure that tannin levels stay in check and don’t get hit too hard with “smack you in your face” tannins. Ferments start with low revolution pump overs and lead to twice a day punch downs. Press fractions, the portion of the wine from pressing, tends to be higher in tannins and alcohol and were kept secluded and only free run wine was used in this bottling. Aged in 25% new French oak, its complex nose of dark fruits and baking spices lead to big but smoothed out tannins. Also, a recent winner of a Double Gold Medal at the Orange County Wine Society competition, we are excited to have this wine back in our cellar after a nearly 8 year hiatus.