2014 Petite Sirah, Cresci Vineyard, Lodi
100% Petite Sirah
VINEYARDS & TERROIRS
Cresci Vineyard. The Petite Sirah vines were planted in 1987 in medium fine clay and gravel soil with eastern sun exposure and are trellised in the single cordon training system. Owl boxes situated throughout the vineyard offer a natural method of pest control.
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed. Primary fermentation lasts for two weeks, during which time the must macerates with the skins and undergoes manual punch-downs three times per day. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into tank to settle for two months and then moved into barrel, where it ages for 24 months in 25% new barrels, and 75% in second- and third-year barrels. The Cresci Petite Sirah is bottled unfined and lightly filtered before release.
TASTING NOTES & PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
Rich notes of blueberries and freshly ground pepper bursts from the glass. Our Petite Sirah from Cresci Vineyard offers firmer tannins and deeper structure than that of our Heringer Holland Vineyard bottling, making it a smart choice for a few years of cellar aging. We love to drink it alongside ribs, steaks and burgers.