2015 Petite Sirah Juliana Vnyd
100% Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah is a true California varietal that makes wine with incredible flesh, texture and fruit. This wine comes from a unique vineyard that highlights Petite Sirah’s incredible character and style. We focus on the texture of this varietal, fermenting for a short period at a high temperature to enhance the spice and sweet tannins of this wine. Then aged for 18 months and racked regularly to soften the wine, the result is a wine with great fruit that is soft but powerful. Inky and deep purple in color, with aromas of blackberries and plum. The palate shows a complex array of flavors, including boysenberry, quince, bay leaves and other savory herbs. A long, smooth finish ends with fine grain tannins. With proper cellaring, it will evolve beautifully for up to 10 years.
Hand picked in the early morning hours to preserve the freshness and skin integrity of the fruit. Juliana Vineyards is always a challenging, but very rewarding, vineyard for Petite Sirah. Volcanic alluvial soils combine with wide temperature swings to produce a wine with exceptional personality, depth and power. The wine was aged for 18 months in once used French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.