2014 Petite Sirah, "The Pergola"
Fresh off the heels of our highly-rated 2013 vintage, the 2014 estate grown Petite Sirah comes screaming in ready to turn more heads. The 2014 growing season was dry and maintained moderate (not scorching!) heat which allowed for ample hang time on the vine. The longer growing season provided a concentrated, richly textured wine. Aromas of bright plum and blackberry concentrate jump out of the glass. The dense aromatics yield to spicy dark stone fruit and wet clay which is very typical of our hillside vineyard. We recommend decanting this wine in its youth to release its primary fruit aromas and relax the tannic structure.
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Cooperage: 20% new French oak, 80% neutral oak