Limited production wines showcasing the uniqueness of Sonoma County.
Our Petite Sirah is grown in Abbe Vineyard, located in Dry Creek Valley. The owner of the vineyard there has a long history of farming sustainably and a crew of “lifers” who really know the vineyard’s intricacies and nuances. As a result, they consistently grow grapes with excellent finesse and extraction.
To make our dessert wine, our Petite Sirah grapes were placed in special tanks after harvest. When about half of the natural sugar in the grapes had been converted to alcohol, clear grape spirit was added, causing the yeasts in the wine to die off. This effectively stopped fermentation, thereby creating a sweet dessert wine. The wine was then placed in small oak barrels for 16 months in order to develop a mellow tannin structure and heighten the flavor complexity.
100% Petite Sirah
16 months in French oak barrels, 34% new French oak barrels, 66% 1-2 year old French oak barrels.