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Bottle of 2020 Vina Robles Petit Syrah

2020 Petite Sirah

Varietal - Petite Sirah Estate Series

Petite Sirah is a classic variety grown in California for more than a century, and is well suited to the limiting soils found in our estate vineyards in Paso Robles.

About

The fruit for our 2020 Petite Sirah was handpicked in the early morning and sorted to ensure quality and uniformity of ripeness. The clusters were further sorted at our new state of the art winery, gently destemmed, optically berry sorted and crushed into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where pumpovers took place regularly to extract color and tannins from the skins. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging. While the majority of this vintage was aged in French oak barrels, a portion went into American and Hungarian oak barrels to add complexity. Upon extensive blending trials after eight months of aging, the final lots were selected and blended for overall synergies - structure and minerality from Creston Valley, along with silkiness and expressive fruit from Jardine. The blend was then aged for an additional 12 months in barrels to fully integrate before bottling. The result is a wine displaying complexity, structure, richness and balance.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • Harvest Date Sep 24 – Oct 5, 2020
  • Acid 6.0
  • pH 3.70
  • Aging 20 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels
  • Bottling Date June 2022
  • Alcohol % 14.5
Petite Sirah with complimentary spices and flavors

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Boysenberry and caramel with hints of chocolate, white pepper and savory spice
  • Taste: Full-bodied with juicy dark fruits, dark chocolate, mouth filling with a palate coating creamy finish

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