2017 Petite Sirah
95 points - Vinous
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
The 2017 Petite Sirah is dark and inviting. It is lifted from the glass with aromas of brandied cherries, raspberry, clove, dried orange peel, and a touch of wintergreen. The wine has great presence on the palate. Blackberry and cocoa, cherry liqueur, and vanilla bean. The tannins are dense and fine, layering in black fruits and baking spices with a rich and almost savory character. The finish is fresh and perfumed.
Fermented in stainless steel, and aged for 20 months in new and neutral french oak.
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 Sep. 14th and Oct. 2nd
TA: 5.81 g/L
Bottled: May 2nd, 2019
Cases Produced: 826