Petite Sirah

2015 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Fragrant with blackberry cobbler, plum, blueberries and violets. A full bodied wine with a gentle grip of tannin and a long and satisfying finish. This is a superb rendition of a classic Napa Valley red wine–showing all the attributes of this world renowned valley. This sophisticated, layered, seductive, multi-faceted 2015 blend features Petite Sirah from the Jefferson Block on the Biale Ranch in Napa and Old Kraft Vineyard in St. Helena with Syrah from Tjian Vineyard on Atlas Peak and Tempranillo from Varozza Vineyard in St. Helena. Only 325 cases produced. Awarded 93 points by the Wine Advocate, January 2018. Release: Fall 2018

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 25, 2015-September 25, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Alcohol

 

14.4%

Price

 

$50

2013 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged) Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Fig, black cherry, dark plum and cocao in the nose. Soft and weighty entry with opulent black fruits layered with masculine tannins that build to a long, wet finish. The 2015 vintage will be released in Fall 2018.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 2013

Vintage Notes

 

Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Alcohol

 

15.5%

Price

 

$75

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2015 Palisades Vineyard

Calistoga, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark color and aromas of dusty blue and black fruits, black olive, Asian sauce, dark plum, tobacco, licorice and purple flowers. The flavors consist of black currants, baking chocolate, lychee, marbled rye and smoked ham. Awarded 92 Points from James Suckling. 91 Points by The Wine Advocate. 2016 vintage to be released Fall 2018.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$55

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2015 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark purple, aromatic black currants, blueberry, graham cracker, cedar, hints of clove, mocha, and black tea. Medium sweetness, firm structure, balanced fruit, acidity and alcohol.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 13, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Alcohol

 

19%

Price

 

$65

2016 Royal Punishers

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The 2016 Royal Punishers has a healthy deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, graphite and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is viscous and weighty, and then it builds into a broad mid-palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The oak profile is balanced and the tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 21-24, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Great to drink now, but some cellar ageing will benefit this wine through 2024

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$48