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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. This wine is lightly filtered, and sediment in the bottle is a normal. For the best experience, we suggest decanting the wine for 20-30 minutes before enjoying.
Our 2016 Petite Sirah has an rich deep color with full-bodied flavors of bittersweet chocolate, blackberry, coffee, plums and black pepper. We suggest serving at 65F and decanting for a few hours to let the wine evolve.
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 grilled beef or sausages, lasagna and other rich spicy dishes.