Preston 2021 Petite Sirah
Dark and brooding but light on its feet, the Petite Sirah immediately stands out in our lineup of red wines. In 2020 our two blocks were harvested in the middle of the harvest season, with each lot fully fermented to dryness and left to macerate on the skins for an extra week or two. This extended time in tank along with a small co-ferment of juicy Cinsaut helps to resolve tannin in the wine without sacrificing the energy and intensity the grape is so beloved for. The resulting wine brings waves of dark fruits: mulberry, blackberry jam, some plum and even carob; layered with notes of graphite, vanilla, and a distant hint of floral perfume (lilacs, violets) on the nose. Full-bodied and lush in the mouth, it closes with a long, pure finish filled with fine-grained, dense Petite Sirah tannin.