Petite Sirah has a long history in Napa Valley. We first became acquainted with it in the 1970s as a homemade wine that local grape growers made and stored in their barns and basements. The wine can be a burly wall-of-flavor unless tamed to allow its subtler, delicious dimensions and inherent elegance emerge. Toward that end we aged this wine for nearly four years in new French oak and another year in bottle prior to its release.
“Red Firm, dense and extremely aromatic, with a huge mouthful of blueberry and huckleberry flavors wrapped around firm tannins and spice, cream soda, tobacco, white pepper, crushed rock and date notes. Delivers plenty of intensity and ample tannins. Drink now through 2025. 94 Points.” — MW, Wine Spectator
“The extraordinarily dark Eighty Four 2009 Petite Sirah exudes perfumes of ripe apple, earthy charred oak, pomegranate, and raspberry. This is an opulent expression of an underappreciated grape, replete with concentrated flavors of blackberry, roasted coffee, porcini mushroom, and anise.” — Brett Anderson, Robb Report
When To Drink:
Our Petite Sirah has spent four years in barrel and another year in bottle prior to release. It’s a wine of prodigious richness and depth and can be enjoyed now, 20 years from now, or at any point in between. Over time the primary fruit will become interlaced with the delicacy and elegance of age. Drink now – 20 years.
Elias Fernandez & Doug Shafer