Aromas of ripe dark fruit with tones of sweet cherry and raspberry are carried by undertones of vanilla bean and rose petals. Dense red fruit on the palate is followed by silky tannins that uphold the complex aromas of the Petite Sirah. This wine envelopes every taste bud with its deeply rich aromatics, creating a lush and lingering aftertaste. Match its generous flavors with substantial flavors, such as lamb stew, grilled steak and barbecued pork ribs. This Petite Sirah will benefit from decanting an hour before serving.
The string of near perfect vintages continued for the fifth year in 2016, with an early bud break and flowering followed by sunny days and relatively mild temperatures throughout the growing season. We were able to have almost all our grapes safely in the cellar before the valley’s first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October fourteenth.
The grapes for this wine were grown at Miljenko’s Vineyard, a 34-acre parcel of land north of Calistoga overlooked by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s home. This sunny and well-drained hillside is the perfect site to grow intensely flavored Petite Sirah. We farm naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and the grapes are certified organic.