2017 Petite Sirah
The 2017 Petite Sirah has notes of elegant wild licorice, blueberries, and complex oak. With a sip, the massive wine slams the palate with a stampede of plum and white pepper flavors which perfectly transition to blackberry and a long vanilla-cola finish.
Lava Cap sourced grapes from 2 vineyards for our 2017 Petite Sirah. The Granite Hill vineyard and the Leahy Vineyard. Both vineyards consistently produce highly decorated Petite Sirah wine. The soil in the Granite hill is a granitic loam giving the grapes plenty of water and nurtients that allow the vines to develop complexity and depth with a lengthy growing season. The Leahy vineyard grows in decompossed, iron-rich slate, the perfect medium for a low yeild and high stress vineyard, resulting in grapes of intense dark-fruit flavors.
93 Points - "Cellar Selection" Wine Enthusiast Magazine October 2020
Harvest Date: November 2017
Bottled: March 2020
Cases Produced: 664