2016 Zanon Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley
The Petite Sirah vineyards are located on the hillsides in the scenic and bucolic setting of the historic Dry Creek Valley. It has been grown side-by-side with Zinfandel in the Dry Creek Valley for over 100 years.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging: 15 months in neutral American Oak
The 2016 growing season was blessed with warm weather and mild temperatures allowing the grapes to reach full ripeness with balanced acids. Harvested the third week of September, the grapes exhibited exceptional color, flavor, and tannins. Temperature controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers to extract color and flavor from the skins. The wine was then aged in small neutral American oak barrels for 15 months.
Zanon Petite Sirah is a delicious version of a distinctive varietal grape. This deep dark purple wine shows aromas of blueberries and plum. Complex flavors of blueberry, Bing cherry, and black pepper with vanilla and soft oak mingle in the background. Well-structured with firm tannins and the ability to age over many years, there is really nothing ‘petite’ about it! It is 100% Petite Sirah.