2015 Sonoma County Petite Sirah

82% Sonoma Valley Petite Sirah, Rossi Ranch
14% Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Palisades Vineyard
4% Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Papera Ranch

pH: 3.74
T.A.: 6.2 g/L
Alcohol: 15.2%
Cases Produced: 174

My favorite Sonoma County Petite to date?  I think so.  For the Rossi Ranch component, we were a bit more aggressive in the extended maceration (39 days on the skins!) which really seemed to soften the tannin.  We also blended in a chunk of Palisades Petite Sirah (always smooth as silk) and we liked how a dash of Papera Ranch Zin brightened the fruit.  In the end, a delicious Petite Sirah that is drinking well right out of the gate.  Unfined and unfiltered.

Sonoma County Petite Sirah

Tasting Note:

Opaque black purple.  A fantastic sniff of blackberry, new leather, earth, and flowers.  On the palate, medium to medium-full bodied with flavors of dark berry fruit and earth.  Petite has a reputation for being incredibly tannic but this particular one is approachable now with velvet-like tannins and plenty of luscious fruit.  We encourage you to try one early.  Drink from release until 2030. (MRO – 07/18/17)

Suggested Retail: $34 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2017