TASTING NOTES: This Petite Sirah grown in Fair Play showcases the power of this varietal, boasting a deep earth and fruit profile and full-bodied structure sufficient to age for a number of years or pair now with the heartiest of meals. You’ll find aromas of black pepper, dried herbs and blackberry along with some brighter fruit flavors. Strong, supple tannins and deep fruit flavors round out the palate.
Tasting Notes Updated June, 2022: This wine still has quite a few years of aging possible ahead of it, with a tannic structure that is only beginning to soften. We’re noticing more baking spice notes at this tasting than at our initial release.
WINEMAKING NOTES: Harvested at peak flavor maturity, which was around 26.5 brix, for a bold Petite Sirah that showcases the power of this varietal. Fermented to dryness and held on skins for extended maceration to smooth out the tannin structure.
AGING: Aged with 20% new American oak and 5% French oak for a hint of spice, for 24 months.
FOOD PAIRING: Higher tannin wines like Petite Sirah pair best with rich, fatty foods that complement their tannic structure. It’s hard to go wrong with steak, which would work great with a bearnaise sauce. Lamb shank and Duck Confit would also stand up nicely. A rich Chicken in Molé sauce plays well off of the pepperiness of this wine.
97% Petite Sirah, 3% Merlot
125 cases produced
ACCOLADES: Silver Medal, Orange County Fair