Palate

A layering of bold dense black plum and boysenberry are balanced by a relaxed blend of black pepper and potpourri which combine with moderately ripe tannins for a silky finish.

Growing Conditions

Spring Creek Vineyard is on the west side of the Valley floor and benefits from copious direct sunlight during the growing season as well as cool breezes in the afternoon, a perfect situation for Petite Sirah. 2014 will be remembered as the year a powerful earthquake rocked Napa Valley in late August. It was also the second drought vintage, creating an accelerated growing season, which began with early flowering after a mild winter and culminated in an exceptionally early harvest. The summer of 2014 was cooler than 2013, and largely uninterrupted by heat spikes. Thanks to those cool conditions, the wines have retained fresh fruit and bright acidities. This wine offers the balanced complexity and structure only a Spring Creek Petite Sirah can offer, with classic earthiness and depth.

Winemaking

Our 2014 vintage of Petite Sirah was made in much the same style as the previous vintages producing a luscious, fruit forward, delicious wine from Spring Creek Vineyard, located in the St. Helena appellation.

Aging

18 Months French Oak.

Appearance

Exhibiting a vibrant deep purple color.

Food Pairing

Approachable, lush and creamy, pair this full-bodied, sweetly oaked Petite Sirah with anything rich and smoky; from grilled pork to Portobello mushrooms.