Russian River Petite Syrah, "Salome" 2013

In order to expand the varietals we were interested in producing, our search has taken us to the Russian River AVA, where we source our Petit Sirah fruit. One of the best sources for that fruit is Jim Landy’s Sweetwater Ranch Vineyard. This hilltop vineyard is the source of the darkest, most opulent Petit Sirah I have found in Sonoma County.

2013 Landy Vineyard, Petite Sirah Russian River Valley

The 2013 Landy Vineyard Petite Sirah is a ripe, plush wine bursting with dark blackberries, spices, licorice and new leather. The aromas and flavors build effortlessly to a round, explosive finish imbued with the essence of graphite, flowers, cassis, minerals and crushed rocks. This is an especially ripe, flashy wine loaded with depth and pure energy. In 2013 the vintage turned out to be another blockbuster vintage. Despite high yields throughout the North Coast, Landy vineyard produced low yields and intense fruit. The wine was aged in 40% New French Oak for 15months. It was bottled un-fined and un-filtered. It should age gracefully for several decades as great Petite Sirah’s can.