2013 Petite Sirah
90 points - Vinous
Silver Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
89+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Slightly broader shoulders in 2013, this Petite Sirah absorbed more new oak ~ 50% French oak in a combination of 400L puncheons and 228L barrique. The wine was racked once during élevage and was bottled after 20 months.
A dark, brooding, and fruit-forward wine suggesting bluberry compote, blackberry, black plum, and black cherry. Plus there are additional layers of complexity with hints of spice, anise, sassafras, and caramelized sugar. This wine is opulent and lively, while maintaining freshness, combined with dense tannin and robust structure.
Soil Type: Linne Clay Loam - this whitish gray soil contains limestone pieces beginning 18”-24” below the surface. The presence of limestone captures and preserves the freshness in this wine, and being a heavier soil lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Harvest Dates: September 23rd – October 15th
TA: .521 g/100mL
Bottled: June 16th, 2015
Cases Produced: 490