2016 VGS Petite Sirah
The dark, inky color may mislead you! Oh yes, the wine is concentrated and dense but it is not as blockbuster and tannic as the color might let you think.
The wine has a very intense and expressive nose, rich, deep, going and going. It is loaded with ripe dark fruits – boysenberry, black cherry and plums – with soft tones of vanilla, cedar and a nice earthiness. It is really a nice, well integrated bouquet.
Body weight and bright acidity immediately attacks the palate and you feel the concentration of flavors. Then you go through layers after layers delivering the ripe black fruits, fresh herbs and spicy black pepper flavors. The finish is long and firm with a strong, lasting tannic structure, ensuring a long life for this often misunderstood wine.
One thing is for certain … this “Petite” definitely is not very “petite.” Only 98 cases made.
GRAPES: 100% PETITE SIRAH
APPELLATION: NAPA VALLEY
AGING: 16 MONTHS IN FRENCH OAK BARRELS
SOILS: LOAMY WITH SHALE AND VOLCANIC ROCK
FERMENTATION: NATURAL YEAST
HARVEST DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2016
CASES PRODUCED: 98 CASES