2013 Petite Sirah
Our Petite Sirah has a fun origin story. In 2007 Cindy decided that she really liked Petite Sirah and wanted to make some. Because it’s not widely planted in WA state, she asked Leif Olsen of Olsen Vineyard to plant us an acre. Having a full-time job and a business to run, Cindy is a busy lady. As she tells the story she “honestly forgot to mention it to David or Morgan” - For three years. Subsequently, about halfway through the 2010 harvest Morgan got a phone call from Leif asking when he wanted to pick his Petite Sirah. "What Petite Sirah?" was Morgan's response.
Now, with a few vintages behind us (and a great response to the wine!) we're able to look back and chuckle about the beginnings of our Petite Sirah. Cindy is still not allowed to order fruit.
The 2013 Petite Sirah is the fourth vintage of this wine and we're really starting to hit our stride. Not a shy wine, this is a big, assertive, palate coater, with dark fruit flavors intermixed with an amazing earthiness. P.S. We love you.
91pts - Wine Enthusiast (2012)- "This wine shows aromas of smoke, incense, ground gravel and purple fruit. The palate is full bodied, with firm yet still well-refined tannins. It's a beautiful example of the variety."