Petite Sirah, Grey Palm Estate Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, 2018
This latest vintage of our Estate Petite Sirah was hand-harvested starting in the coolest part of the morning, around 4 am. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed and put into a closed-top tank and cold soaked for three days. After which, the grapes were inoculated and fermented on the skins for 14 days. The wine then went to a mix of new and used French oak barrels where it aged for 16 months until bottling.
Black tea, Santa Rosa plum, clove, black cherry cordial and a touch of cedar make up the aromatics of our 2018 Petite Sirah. The palate is big and bold and filled with richness on the front and middle and finishes quite smooth with very gentle tannins. This wine can definitely lay down for a year or two to be in its prime. Meats, stews, braised and grilled meats are excellent food pairings for Petite Sirah. Short ribs, hamburgers and barbecue of all types served with Petite Sirah pair just as well.
Dry Creek Valley