Fruit for this wine was sourced from a small vineyard in the San Antonio Valley. Bordered to the east by Salinas Valley and the Santa Lucia Mountains to the west, this unique valley has a climate much like Paso Robles. With its deep color, firm tannins and bold flavors, there is nothing petite about Petite Sirah (other than its smaller berry size). This varietal is also known as Durif in the Rhône region of France. It was imported in to California as Petite Sirah in the 1880s. It also was once the most planted red varietal in Monterey County 100 years later. This varietal thrives in warm climates and blends well with other varietals like Zinfandel and Syrah.
This wine has a deep dark color. As it breathes it will yield fragrant black currant, black cherry and colas notes. It's soft and rounded on the palate. Its blackberry, cocoa and pepper flavors are blanketed in silky tannins. We enjoy this wine with ripe cheeses and roasted meats.