Petite Sirah

2016 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

2016 Like Father Like Son Red Blend

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Aromatics of Blackberry, dark plum, currants, cured meats, black and red licorice, violets, and earthy tones. A full-bodied wine with an Old-World flare which has youthful palate coating tannins and a long and satisfying finish. Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas. This sophisticated, layered, seductive, multi-faceted 2016 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 300 cases produced. *The 2016 vintage will be released Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

August 25, 2016-September 25, 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

 

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. *The next vintage will not be released until 2020, stay tuned!

Technical Information

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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2017 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah

2017 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. : Saturated deep purple ink color, dusty stony notes of minerals, dark rye bread, dried blueberry, chocolate cake, lavender, espresso, full/broad grippy mouthfeel, lingering fruit finish. This muscular Petite Sirah is pleasurable now and built for a long run – optimal drinking in 7-10 years. 175 cases produced. *2017 vintage to be released in Fall 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 14, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Price

 

$58

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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. 2017 vintage to be released October 2019.

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

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2017 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

2017 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The 2017 Royal Punishers has a deep, blackish blue color profile. Aromas of dusty currants, blueberry, quince, violets, figs, molasses, graphite and baked rye. The entry is weighty with 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. Available April 2019.

Technical Information

Harvest Dates

 

September 23, 2017

Vintage Notes

 

The 2017 growing season started out with ideal weather conditions. After a very wet winter, there was plenty of moisture available to the vines which made for vigorous canopy growth and a healthy crop load. Summer temperatures were well above average and then a series of heat spikes at the end of the growing season quickly pushed the Zinfandel to perfect ripeness.

Ageability

 

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

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Price

 

$48