This is our sixth vintage of Petite Sirah. The grape has had a rather muddled history ever since it was first cultivated in California circa 1890 shortly after being either propagated or identified as a seperate variety in France in the 1880's.

It is not Syrah, and there is nothing "petite" about it in terms of grape size or flavor. Many older Petite Sirah vineyards in California are actually "field blends" containing as many as five grape varieties (including Petite Sirah and Syrah).

DNA fingerprinting has also shown what we know as Petite Sirah could actually be the ancient Rhone variety Peloursin. Or, as the most popular theory goes, this grape is actually Durif, a cross of Peloursin and Syrah created in France in the 1880's.

Whatever the reason, the name "Petite Sirah" has stuck and the wine became an early favorite in California as the rich, massive wines it produces were a natural favorite when paired with old rancho cuisine featuring grilled meats and vegetables.

Winemaker's comments: Thompson Vineyard continues to prove itself as an excellent source for Petite Sirah. Located north-east of Los Alamos in Alisos Canyon it has its own unique microclimate. The wine underwent extended maceration, 53 days on the skins to evolve its tannin structure and build complexity and a long persistent finish.

 

Gold Medal 2019 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge- 91 points

2014 Petite Sirah Thompson Vineyard

SKU: 37214
$28.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    100% Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah

    AVA: Santa Ynez Valley

     

    HARVEST
    October 8, 2014
    Sugar: 24.9 Brix

     

    BOTTLING

    March 17, 2017

     

    WINE
    Alcohol: 14.4%
    Total Acid: .68
    pH: 3.37
    Dry

     

    13 barrel lot, 3 new

    23% French oak

    14 months in barrel

     

    Production: 318 Cases

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