Our 2016 Petite Sirah is full-bodied with higher tannins and slightly lower acidity making is pleasingly dry. This big wine is enjoyable in its youth, but will age for 5-6 years. From Dragone Ranch in Calaveras County, our 2016 delivers deep rich flavors and aromas of bittersweet chocolate, blackberry pie with a hint of spice.
For the best experience, we suggest decanting the wine for 20-30 minutes before enjoying. This wine is lightly filtered, and sediment in the bottle is a normal.
Our 2016 Petite Sirah has a rich deep color which is immediately apparent as you pour that first glass. When you swirl and sniff you'll notice aromas that remind us of fall gardens and chocolate cake. That first taste will be a combination of bittersweet chocolate, blackberry, and maybe some coffee and black pepper. It will continue to evolve and surprise with every sip.
We suggest decanting for about 30 minutes to let the wine open up.
From the Dragone Ranch in Calaveras County, our Petite Sirah has the best of what makes Calaveras County a great wine growing region - lots of sun, just enough water and unique soil composition.
Little known fact...Petite Sirah is an exceptionally rare grape with less than 10,000 planted acres worldwide, growing mainly in California. As one of the deepest and opaque red wines, it is higher in antioxidants than most other red wines. Another good reason to enjoy a glass of Petite Sirah!
Food Pairing Notes
The richness of this wine goes well with curries or meaty dishes like braised beef or grilled sausages, lasagna and other rich spicy dishes.