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Petite Sirah

$42.00

Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we are currently only shipping wine to states that are reciprocal with California. Those states include: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Grapes for this wine were grown on the gently sloping rows of the Thornton Estate’s east block. We elected to drain the free-run wine from the fermentor before it was dry to complete the fermentation in barrels. The wine was aged primarily in French oak barrels (20% brand-new in order to preserve its vibrant fruit aromas of pepper spice and berries). The balance was aged in American oak from Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

Aroma: Briary, wild red and black berries, black pepper and dried herbs. A bit of sweet oak as well.

Palate: Dark berries, pepper and spice, with full tannins. It may intimidate the shy!

Pairing: Meat. Meat. And more meat. Try a peppered ribeye or roast, rich beef or lamb stews. Chocolate? Only the darkest will stand up to this

Technical Information:
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.39
Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.05% (bone dry)