Wood Family Vineyards

2015 Petite Sirah

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2015 Petite Sirah 
Livermore Valley

Our Petite Sirah is from the Casa de Vinas Vineyard owned by Julio and Marta Covarrubias and is located below our winery.  Petite Sirah has some of the thickest skins of all Vitis Vinifera grapes. This unique feature of PS grapes makes it possible to create a wine that is so dark purple it is almost black. But hand in hand with color anthocyanins go grape tannins, so waiting to pick the fruit until these tannins are sufficiently ripe is the key to creating a wine that is ready to drink when the fruit is at its brightest.

Deep, dark purple-black color meets your eye, and black cherries are the first aroma you experience. Sweet grape jelly takes the nose up a notch and a forest floor density is highlighted by bursts of cracked black peppercorn. The palate is all about black fruits: plums, cherries, and berries. The acids are soft and contrasted by rustic tannins. The wine is warming and toasted oak lingers on the finish.

Harvested on 9/24/15.  3.88 pH, TA .51.  Aged in 25% new American Oak, 38% one time used American Oak. and 37% neutral oak barrels.  100% Petite Sirah.

164 Cases Produced
$28/ bottle