2012 Growing Season
The 2012 vintage offered a long cool growing season with moderate temperatures and an extremely wet winter. The summer was dry with warm days and cool nights, Ideal ripening conditions for Petite Sirah. As we approached harvest we were blessed with perfect weather that led to the development of rich ripe fruit.
Our Petite Sirah comes from a single vineyard located just north of Calistoga. The Petite Sirah vines are 30 year old head trained vines that sit on one acre and they offer up dark, rich, concentrated fruit. The aromas are ripe black currents with hints of sweet vanilla. The palate has a soft entry with flavors of dark plum and currents that leads to a long supple finish.
100% Petite Sirah, 13.9% ETOH
20 Months in French Oak Barrels
50% New Fench Oak Barrels