Nose

Opens with notes of blackberry, blueberry and cardamom.

Palate

The rich and plush mouthfeel is complemented by a balanced tannic structure with jammy and spicy notes on the palate. Well-balanced and imposing, this wine is ready to drink but will also age beautifully.

Growing Conditions

The 2014 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors. Our Small Lot Collection Petite Sirah and Malbec grapes come from our Biodynamically and organically grown Estate vineyards as well as from a northern Napa Valley vineyards in the hills at around 1200ft elevation. This vintage is sold out.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place for 12-16 total days on the skins in Stainless Steel tanks.

Aging

This Petite Sirah is 100% barrel-aged for 18 months in French oak and 25% new French oak (Berthomieu).

Appearance

This 2014 Small Lot Petite Sirah is an inky, robust wine.

Food Pairing

The perfect complement to a delicious marbled steak.