Bruce McGuire sources 100% of the fruit for our Petite Sirah from Thompson Vineyard. Thompson Vineyard is dedicated to growing cool climate Rhone varietals. It is not Syrah, and there is nothing "petite" about it in terms of grape size or flavor. Located in the Alisos Canyon corridor, the fruit from this vineyard gains complexity from its well drained soil, and an average temperature of under 60 degrees.
Winemaker's Comments: Thompson Vineyard is located in Alisos Canyon north of Los Alamos. It recently became the newest AVA in Santa Barbara County. It is an excellent red wine vineyard plated primarily to Rhone varietals. Petite Sirah is actually a child of Syrah and Peloursin, an obscure French grape. It is Syrah on steroids - darker blueberry and plum flavors, fuller in the mouth and firmly tannic...
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Petite Sirah is dark garnet in color with well-developed aromas of blueberries, black pepper, and camphor. This wine has rich flavors of blackberry compote, dried lavender, and mild tobacco. Full-bodied with a lingering finish, this wine pairs well with burgers, BBQ beef, and casseroles.
2016 Petite Sirah, Thompson Vineyard
100% Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah
AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
October 5 & 13 - 16, 2016
Sugar: 24.7 Brix
April 25, 2018
Total Acid: .68
14 barrel lot
14% new French oak
Production: 345 cases
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