Petite Sirah 2012
Dark fruit, holiday spice and dry, yet supple tannins followed by toasty oak and more spice. Decanting is needed to bring out the rich complex flavors.
Dark fruit, holiday spice and dry, yet supple tannins envelop your palate on the first sip. More spice and toasty oak show up with another sip. There's a ton of flavors in this wine however time or a full day decanting is needed to bring out its flavors. I'd cellar this wine from 2015-2024.
A mere 380 vines were planted on the Estate in 2004. For the first few years, we blended the fruit into our Russian River Valley Zin blend to add color, body and structure, but in 2012, we decided to make a few barrels per year for our wine club. The vines are planted 4'x4' allowing for short cordons minimizing the amount of pounds per vine in order to concentrate the flavors. We harvested the grapes in early September, crush and pressed the wine to barrel where it sat for a full 20 months. We did use 30% new American/French Hybrid oak on this wine to mitigate the grape tannins.