Petite Sirah 2015
His dark coat shines and his lean muscles contract as the young stallion neighs and prepares to jump the fence and run free…
Myrtle berries, dark chocolate shavings and smoky notes on the nose; the palate is rich, with a lively acidity and long finish.
In the 1860s in Montpellier, France botanist François Durif kept a nursery of grape varieties at his home where he most likely had plantings of both Peloursin and Syrah. At some point the two vines cross pollinated and Durif discovered a new grape variety growing in his nursery. Petite Sirah has historically been used as a blending grape to add color and body to inferior wines but has recently experienced a revival in single variety wines and high-end blends. Compared to Syrah, the wine is noticeably more dark and purplish in color, and typically rounder and fuller in the mouth, and offers a brightness that Syrah lacks with an aging ability that can sometimes exceed 20 years in the bottle.