2011 High Valley Petite Sirah

The High Valley AVA rises between 1,600 and 3,000 ft. elevation in the Coastal Ranges of northeastern Lake County. Thanks to the high elevation and cool breezes from the oldest lake in North America, it is one of the coolest appellations in Lake County. We run 1,000 head of sheep on these vineyards, composting the weeds into nutrients for the red, rocky volcanic soils. These are intensely flavored grapes, and we craft them into wines that capture the character of this remarkable region.

Tasting Notes

Our High Valley Petite Sirah is rich, full bodied and balanced with a nose of ripe dark berry fruits. It is hearty and rustically sensuous with intense wild blueberry, blackberry, juicy cherries and a hint of warm vanilla. This delicious wine has a backbone of well-rounded tannins and a long, elegant finish.

Technical Data

Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 14.5%
Composition/Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: French & American oak
Time in Barrels: 16 Months
Cases Produced: 2,500

Suggested Retail: $29.99

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