RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Every vintage and harvest presents a unique set of obstacles, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. Vintage 2019 began with occasional rains and cooler temperatures, which brought soil saturation and allowed fruit to mature steadily. Summer helped the grapes to ripen, and the warm days and cool nights of the Fall fostered gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas, with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in the bottle.
FROM THE CELLAR
“This fan favorite hails from our Allomi Vineyard located on the far eastern edge of the Napa Valley. The combination of a long, warm growing sesaon and well-drained soils creates optimal ripening conditions. With that in mind, our Petite Sirah displays a deep purple color offering inviting aromas of blueberry and elements of vanilla, baking spices, violet and graphite. A plush mouthfeel is driven by dark fruit flavors, most notably blackberry, and cocoa nib. Rich tannins and ample acidity complement the bold berry components to complete this well-structured, balanced wine.”
–Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
CURATED CULINARY PAIRING
Grilled Mission figs with Point Reyes Blue Cheese and balsamic syrup; braised or grilled lamb; eggplant and root vegetables like beets or celery root; Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper cheese, aged gouda or medium cheddar; chocolate dipped boysenberries.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef