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2018 Estate Petite Sirah

2018 Estate Petite Sirah

Estate grown

  • Varieties:
    100% Petite Sirah
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
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  • Residual sugar:
    0.03 g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    December 18, 2020
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  • Retail Price:
    $ 26.00

Growing conditions:
Late Winter rainfall (all in March). light frost (whites) and cool spring/early summer produced great fruit set. Thinning and warm summer days led to an outstanding late harvest with excellent quality and yields.

We crushed into a stainless fermentor, then added D-80 yeast 48 hours later. The must was pumped over twice daily for 12 days prior to pressing. After malolactic fermentation, this wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months prior to bottling.

Tasting notes:
A delightful aroma profile best described as “spice rack” meets ripe plums. Fresh ground black pepper, bay leaf and clove predominate with rich plum notes in the background. This wine is a mouthful with an elegant sufficiency of tannins and toasty oak followed by an extended, rich finish.

While enjoyable now, this intense Petite Sirah will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 5-10 years in the bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2025-2030.

Food selection:
Best match for rare beef and most spicy fare! Rich, red, sauces, Cajun, and heavy continental dishes of all types are enhanced with this concentrated Petite Sirah.

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