berries and cream. Luscious blueberry with a hint of
vanilla, tobacco and leather, floral notes.

Growing Conditions

Another year of drought with some of the lowest recorded rainfall in January and February
lead to early bud break and an earlier than normal harvest. Heat waves in late June and early
July were balanced by perfect ripening weather at the end of July and early August. Cold
nights, foggy mornings and warm days throughout the end of July and early August gave old
vine Petite Sirah vineyards exactly what they needed to produce wines with big bold structure,
concentrated flavors and nuanced complexity making 2013 one of the best vintages in recent


Fermentation: ICVD80 yeast @ 80-84F in Stainless Steel Fermenter
Malo-lactic: Vinaflora strain ML bacteria
BBL age: 22 months, 227 liter barrels
Primary Coopers: Taransaud, Alain Fouquet, Vicard
Barrel Type: 100% French oak


22 months, 227 liter barrels