Petite Sirah 2012, has been an amazing wine with a savory aroma & deep color with amazing legs. Using the most natural ways to make wine, this vintage has been a winner.
Estate Petite Sirah, 2013 was by far the largest grape production in the last 15 years in business. The Petite Sirah is a big & majestic grapes. Each cluster is a magnificent.
Due to weather conditions, our 2014 was limited, but the quality for sure surpassed our expectation in color, aroma, fruitiness & quality!
Petite Sirah is grape whose origins and the spelling of its name have been a subject of conversation. We now know that most of the petite Sirah in CA. is actually a grape called Durif with most of the rest being Peloursin. The Durif grape was developed in France in the late 1800s by Dr. Durif by crossing Syrah & Peloursin. Over time since the Syrah grape was brought from the Rhone River Valley of France in about 1870 and called Petite Sirah, the Petite Sirah name has become almost a catch-all name for old red grape vines in CA. that were not otherwise identifiable. Not until the use of DNA testing to properly identify grape varieties that we have been able to unravel the mystery of Petite Sirah.
P.S. grape grows in very tight bunches and is susceptible to rot. In growing regions without much rainfall like CA, this does not represent a problem. Under right conditions, P.S. can make strong red wines with peppery flavors.