2013 Merryvale Petite Sirah Juliana Vineyards
100% Petite Sirah
An inky and deep purple in color, aromas of blackberries and plum greet you as you raise your glass. 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 10 to 15 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 20 months in French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.