2015 Petite Sirah Old Vine, Contra Costa
“Petite Sirah benefits from aging in a portion of new oak barrels, and this one is a great example. It has wonderful spicy cinnamon and cedar aromas, massive ripe blackberry flavors and baking-spice accents from the oak. The color is black with a dark red rim, and the mouthfeel is broad and nicely astringent due to a high level of fine-grained tannnins. It's very full-bodied, too.” – 93 Points Wine Enthusiast, Jim Gordon, 7/18
This is by no means elegant, its rather a massive hulking bruiser of a wine! In fact, this might be the most decadently textured dry red wine we’ve ever made. Which doesn’t surprise us. 2015 was not only the third year of the drought, but also the vines we source from in Contra Costa County are mainly planted in sandy soils, so they are well drained and receive much more heat. Trust us, this all shows in the wine! This deep, dark-purple elixir has skyrocketing aromas of baked blueberries, blackberries, and toasted vanilla. With just one sip, its heavenly texture completely saturates the palate with baked berry cobbler and vanilla bean flavors that are lifted by dusty tannins as it trails off into a very persistent finish. This is so opulent, juicy, and scrumptious, that it’s nearly impossible to resist. Which is probably why Wine Enthusiast awarded it 93 points and Editor’s Choice!