1772 Petite Sirah 2017
The 2017 vintage was an ideal vintage for Petite Sirah in Edna Valley. The warm Indian summer resulted in a luscious fruit profile and produced phenolic ripeness, which stands out in the silky tannin structure. A big burst of fruit and violet, leading to a dense mouthfeel with a juicy acidity, resulting in a long finish with notes of cedar, herbs, and a hint of black truffle.
Vineyard, Winemaking and Tasting Notes
Notes and Pairing Suggestions from Master Sommelier Bob Bath:
"There will always be fans of dramatic wines like this, and Petite Sirah is the perfect grape for winemakers to “go big” in the wine world. The secret is how you tame the Petite Sirah grape and bring out its complexity rather than just sheer power. Winemaker Fred Delivert achieved that complexity by using a more delicate fermentation process and a combination of mostly older French and American oak barrels that were dried an extra year. That subtle oak aging combined with the cool growing conditions of Edna Valley naturally produced a more balanced style of Petite Sirah. Even with those restraints, this is still a concentrated, full bodied red wine that has bright blueberry and blackberry flavors and a tannic structure that will preserve this wine for ten to fifteen years. A wine like this needs a boldly flavored dish to match, and a garam masala short rib roast with pistachio crust will stand up nicely." View Recipe