2015 Petite Sirah
91 points - Wine Enthusiast
Pure varietal character jumps from the glass with wonderful aromatics that offer brooding notes of blackcurrant, blueberry, plum skin, violet, sassafras, incense, and hints of a flinty, smoky edge. The wine is round, with chalky tannins, great density and power, while also possessing elegant length, freshness, and lively acidity. Aged 100% in French oak, roughly 27% new, both large format (400L) puncheon and smaller barrique (228L) for 20 months.
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: Multiple passes between September 10th and September 23rd
TA: 5.4 g/L
Cases Produced: 682