The grape source is our Estate Vineyard located in Paso Robles. The vines are planted on moderate rolling benchland above the Estralla River, in soils consisting of calcareous sandstone and shale which are perfect for old vine Petite Sirah. These vines in block 43 were planted in 1968 with cuttings from the Alexander Valley.
Winemaking and Cellar Practices:
The grapes were hand picked, sorted, and crushed to tank. The juice was fermented then aged using a combination of 40% new French and European oak barrels with the remaining portion of 60% in neutral French and American barrels for 18 months. The wine was blended before bottling with 13% Syrah to soften its profile.
Our Petite Sirah comes from some of the oldest plantings in the region. The wine has full tannins, rich dark fruit of black plums with spice flavors of black pepper, brown sugar and vanilla, and a long lingering full flavored finish.