Petite Sirah

2015 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

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.

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

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2015 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged) Petite Sirah

2015 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged) Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

At Biale, we use an acronym - E.B.A. – Extended Barrel Aged. In certain vintages we hold back a small number of barrels of our crème de la crème of Petite Sirah to allow for extra development – up to 14 months extra. The extra time in barrel is very kind to the deep fruit and sturdy tannins of Petite Sirah – (well, the right Petite Sirah ) adding an extra dimension of fine texture and synthesis with the deep core of dark fruit the grape variety is famous for. The 2016 shows notes of black cherry, dark plum, fig, black tea, vanilla wafer. Soft and weighty entry with opulent black fruits layered with masculine tannins that build to a long, wet finish. Only 75 cases produced. 94 points awarded by International Wine Report.

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Harvest Dates

 

September 09, 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

 

15.4%

Price

 

$75

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2016 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

2016 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

Calistoga, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Domenico Barberis came to Calistoga in 1902 and soon thereafter was able to start a vineyard and ranch as well as his large family on a scenic property on Horns Creek. This eastern side of Calistoga features the spectacular geological formation named the Palisades. These dramatic west-facing cliffs are composed of igneous rock and were formed from volcanic upheaval millennia ago. A dramatic vineyard which produces dramatic wines. Inky dark color with aromas of dusty blue and black fruits, dark plum, licorice and purple flowers. A clean, bright entry leads to flavors of black currants, quince, boysenberry and baking chocolate. The wine manages to retain a sense of refinement while coating the entire palate with deep structured tannins. 344 cases produced.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 14, 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

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Price

 

$58

2016 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

2016 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, 2016

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. With 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

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Alcohol

 

19%

Price

 

$68

2016 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

2016 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

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. 92 points awarded by Wine Spectator.

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